Lamar Odom Breaks His Silence To Defend The ‘Blessing Of A Family That [He] Married Into’

The latter half of 2013 has been a tumultuous one for Lamar Odom. As the rumor mill continually churns out suggestions of cocaine use and looming separation, the Clippers baller has remained tight-lipped to the media about any alleged substance and marital issues. Earlier today, Lamar’s father Joe Odom placed the blame for his son’s fall from grace on his wife Khloe and her family. “Someone’s got to speak out, I’ve got to do something about this,” he said in an interview with RadarOnline. “They brought him down… 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.” He also targeted the Kardashian momager Kris, saying that “she doesn’t care about Lamar, she just cares about their image and money.” Papa Odom’s remarks ended up being the icing on the cake, and Lamar finally broke his silence about his dark time and his relationship to the family he married into. He took to Twitter to send out a lengthy PSA to all wondering about where he stands with the Kardash clan: Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick. I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of shit. 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. 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! See the original tweets here:

Photo Credit: E!/Brian Bowen Smith/E!