UPDATE (September 26, 2013):
Now TMZ reports Lamar did in fact tweet earlier this week! Not only that, he called the Kardashians before hitting “send” and was on speakerphone with wife Khloe as well as Kim, Kourtney, and Kris. Details to come as we get them.
UPDATE (September 25, 2013):
Lamar Odom breaking his silence? Not so fast. A source close to Lamar has told TMZ that the basketball star did not write the tweet directed at his father. Apparently, Lamar doesn't even have access to the internet at his current location by choice, and may not be aware of his dad's rant.
It’s been more than two months since Lamar Odom last shared his thoughts via Twitter and, needless to say, a lot has happened in the meantime. He’s been arrested on suspicion of DUI, reportedly checked in (and out) of rehab, and may be splitting from wife Khloe Kardashian.
Now, finally, Lamar has broken his social media silence sending two messages. The first was a three-word tweet: “Seeing the snakes.” The next, coming shortly after, was neither as short nor as vague. We think it’s best if you read the whole thing for yourself:
“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 s—t. 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!”
Although Lamar doesn’t specify who “he” is, it sounds like it could be Lamar’s father, Joe. Recently, Joe, who has been long estranged from his NBA star son, reportedly told a UK magazine that he blames the Kardashians family for bringing Lamar down: “I think the best thing for him would be to have a clean break and divorce Khloe.”
Based on his latest tweet, Lamar looks to have a different take on the matter with lines like “the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return.” Could this mean Lamar’s sticking with the Kardashians, aka not divorcing Khloe?
Also of note, Lamar’s mention that “His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me.” Lamar’s father is a former addict. True, Lamar hasn’t confirmed rumors that he’s battling addiction to, among other substances, crack cocaine but perhaps this is his way of addressing the subject publicly?
What do you make of Lamar’s message? Share your thoughts in the comments below.