Lamar Odom's Father Joe Takes Back Kardashian Comments After Son's Twitter Post

on September 25 2013 8:41 PM
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NBA and reality star Lamar Odom at a news conference in 2012. Reuters

Lamar Odom’s father, Joe, took back comments he said about the Kardashian family, TMZ reported Wednesday. His father, who Odom claimed was in and out of his life due to drug abuse, told Radar Online on Tuesday that the Kardashian family didn’t care about his son. But after Odom took to his Twitter account to essentially disown his father, Joe is telling a different story.

Now, TMZ is reporting that Joe is sorry he lashed out at the famous reality family and said they were “wonderful.” Earlier, however, he had said, “They don’t give a f--k about my son.” He told the news site that a segment on “The Wendy Williams Show” is was set him off because one of the guests said he was a heroin addict. But Joe told TMZ he has been clean for 30 years, adding, “Nobody’s perfect.”

His prompt change in heart could have been when his son took to his Twitter account, for the first time in more than two months. First, Odom tweeted with a succinct, “Seeing the snakes,” and then went on to condemn his father’s comments and defend the Kardashian family that has “loved him" in an extended post. 

Odom never directly addressed Joe as his father, or by his name, and didn’t specifically write “Kardashian” anywhere in his post, but instead referred to them as “family.”

“He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons,” Odom wrote. He said his mother and grandmother raised them, but then praised the family he “married into.”

“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,” he wrote about the Kardashians.

Khloe Kardashian and Odom have been at the center of controversy ever since rumors began to swirl that the former Los Angeles Lakers star cheated on her with multiple women and was abusing hard drugs. The reality star recently dropped “Odom” from her social media profiles changed her picture so Odom was no longer in it.