By Christie D'Zurilla
4:06 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
No matter what's up in Lamar Odom's life — and with all the chatter lately, it's sometimes hard to tell what exactly is up in Lamar Odom's life — he wants people to know that the Kardashian family is something he values quite a bit, especially during what he called a "dark time."
The former Clippers player and current husband to Khloe Kardashian Odom, who's been mum since rumors began swirling about his alleged drug use, took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond via Twitlonger to remarks made by his father Tuesday, blaming Odom's current state on the Kardashians.
"Won't continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick," Lamar wrote. "I have let this man and many others get away with a lot.... He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me.
"For the first time since they left, came a blessing of a FAMILY that I married into. FAMILY," he continued. "That man wasn't even invited to my wedding. He has never met my mother in law and some of my other family. How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own "son". He is my downfall! His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me.
"He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time. Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this! This goes to out to everyone!"
The remarks that sparked Lamar's diatribe were pretty harsh.
"They brought him down," Joe Odom told Radar Online in part on Tuesday. "He would be better off without them. Let him go and get his life together. I think the best thing for him would be to have a clean break, divorce Khloe and as a single man try and get his life back together."
Of course, this is the same Joe Odom who told TMZ on Wednesday that his son doesn't have a drug problem and that he was sorry for what he said about the Kardashians. Joe said he lashed out because he was angry about a segment on "The Wendy Williams Show" in which he was called a heroin addict and his son was branded as having "hit rock bottom."
Lamar Odom's problems lately have included plenty of rumors about alleged drug use, maybe rehab and a possible divorce, plus the certain news of an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence back in August, after which he refused chemical tests at the police station, thereby losing his license for a year.
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