Lamar Odom is clearing the air amid rumors he popped up on ex-wife Khloé Kardashian at a Beverly Hills, California, SoulCycle. The former NBA player is accused of having waited for the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star to arrive at the popular cycling class Wednesday morning. Although there are photos from the incident Lamar, 35, claims the media is painting a very different picture from the truth.
In an interview with TMZ he denied all claims made against him in the incident. Lamar said he is "not, not, not" the person he is being made to look like in the tabloids, adding that he did not ambush his former wife. He claims the pair had communicated about where she would be prior to his arrival and threatened to spill some serious secrets if Khloé, 31, continued to stand by and allow his character to be dragged through the mud.
"Y'all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence. Took everything away from me and you will not do it again," he said. "I know what your company is about."
During his vent session Lamar also tackled other stories put out by TMZ. The former athlete turned reality star accused the site of portraying black celebrities in a different light than white celebrities. Lamar told the cameras he felt TMZ wanted to see rappers and other famous black stars beefing, adding that they "don't do Leo [DiCaprio] like that."
Although he discussed many rumors surrounding his relationship -- and unfortunate divorce -- from Khloé, Lamar's rant focused on the outlet's recent story. It was reported by TMZ that he had "ambushed" his ex-wife at a Beverly Hills SoulCycle around 6:45 a.m. PDT Wednesday. He was said to have attempted to grab her arm, prompting her to start screaming in the parking lot. She is said to have threatened to call local police at which time Lamar reportedly said, "you're not going to call the cops on Lamar Odom." Following the incident Khloé was believed to be considering taking the necessary steps to keep her former hubby from getting near her again.
As we reported, Khloé was said to be shaken by the "scary" incident. Sources told People magazine the "KUWTK" star was unable to defend Lamar's actions this time around. Her family was said to be pushing her to get a restraining order to avoid similar such incidents occurring ever again. Another source told Perez Hilton she was "still freaked out" and had not yet decided how to move forward.
Khloé and Lamar have been separated since December 2013. Despite having filed divorce papers at the time of their separation, neither signed the divorce documents until July 21 after much urging from the courts. As we reported, their case was near being dismissed after Khloé ignored multiple notices from the courts telling her exactly what she needed to do to proceed.