Lamar Odom Breaks Silence, Defends the Kardashians

After being charged with a DUI, reportedly checking in and out of rehab, and taking a nearly two-month hiatus from Twitter, Lamar Odom is speaking out — and he's got a lot to say.

The NBA-turned-reality-TV star returned to the social media platform on Tuesday to tell the world exactly how he feels about both his own father and his Kardashian family.

"Won't continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick," Odom began. "I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s***. 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," Khloé Kardashian's husband lamented.

Continuing to lash out against his biological dad, Joe Odom, who recently granted a scathing interview in which he blamed the Kardashians for Lamar's troubles, the NBA free agent shared, "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."

But it was the tail end of the extended tweet where Lamar turned his attention to the Kardashians and defended the impact they have had on his life.

"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!" he declared.

For many, this defense of the Kardashian family is somewhat unexpected, as Lamar and his wife have reportedly been living apart for the past few weeks while rumors of a separation have been reaching a fever pitch. Just Monday, Khloé changed her name on Instagram from "Khloé Kardashian Odom" to simply "Khloé."

Lamar is slated to appear before a judge on September 27 — the same day as his fourth wedding anniversary — and NBA training camps open next week. While we're sure this drama hasn't played out just yet, hopefully Lamar will be out of one court and onto the other sooner rather than later.

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