Khloe Kardashian Divorce: Lamar Odom’s Father Apologizes to Kardashian Family, Denies His Son Has a Cocaine Problem (VIDEO)
Sep 25, 2013 03:10 PM EDT
Joe Odom, Lamar Odom's father, is now apologizing to the Kardashian family after bashing them in an interview with Radar Online. TMZ caught up with Joe and asked him how he felt about Lamar's comment that he should not be trashing talking his family.
In a surprising move, Joe offered an apology telling TMZ that he thinks the Kardashians are a "wonderful family" even though he accused them of not "giving a f**k about Lamar."
He claims he was upset after watching an episode of the "Wendy Williams Show" in which someone referred to him as a heroin addict. Joe admitted that he did struggle with drugs in the past but says he is no longer an addict and has not been abusing drugs.
"I'm in a program out here," he said. "And this program has helped me... stay straight, stay drug free."
"I been clean like 30 years, man," he added.
He also told TMZ that he does not believe the reports that his son has a drug problem. TMZ broke the story that Lamar had a crack cocaine addiction and had did a secret stint in rehab to seek help but bailed after one day. Until he gets clean, Khloe Kardashian has reportedly kicked him out of their house.
"I really don't believe the things they are saying about him," he told TMZ. "My son is clean, he does the right thing. He works out, he's about basketball, he's about his job and everything. When I hear people talk about him like that I get frustrated and upset."
Earlier Lamar was the one who was frustrated and upset and took to Twitter to lash out at his father for slamming his wife and her family. He said his father had crossed a line and wasn't going to allow people to blame his problems on the Kardashians.
"Won't continue 2 speak out 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," he wrote. "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."
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