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Lamar Odom Lashes Out At Dad, Defends Kardashians

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Whiteout'. Mann Village Theatre, Westwood, CA. 09-09-09 (Photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock)
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Lamar Odom lashed out early this morning on Twitter at his father, Joe Odom, after he gave a scathing interview blaming the Kardashians for all the NBA star's problems.

Odom raged against his father, saying, "He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons." He said his in-laws have supported him in a way his father never did: "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."

Odom said that the only thing his father ever gave him was "his own demons."

Joe told Radar Online that marrying Khloe Kardashian and appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians has ruined Lamar personally and professionally.

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Joe said, "It’s simple. They brought him down. He would be better off without them. Let him go and get his life together. 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.”

In the interview, Joe called Kris Jenner "an evil bitch," Kim a "porno star" and Khloe "controlling."

He went on to say, "They haven’t been a good influence on my son. It’s been the curse of his life. He hasn’t really accomplished anything since he’s been with them. Without them, he’d still be in the NBA playing basketball. He’d be playing for the Lakers and be one of the top players in the league.”

Joe admitted to Radar Online that he's been an addict himself and urged his son to go to rehab.

Lamar sent this lengthy rant on TwitLonger:

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!

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