Outwardly, Lamar Odom seemed to be getting his life back on track. He’s back at his alma mater, the University of Rhode Island, to train for an NBA return. (He’s also posed for a number of pictures with current URI students, including the shot above.) He had a semi-public reunion with wife Khloe Kardashian and they reportedly began couples therapy. Best of all, he claimed to drop his drug addiction cold-turkey.
Now it looks like Lamar’s blown it again.
In a video exclusively obtained by TMZ, Lamar and a friend freestyle rapped. Shirtless. In a bathroom. In seemingly (super) inebriated states. The video was reportedly taken this month.
Here’s what Lamar says in the rap…
“I know all of the tricks… I know all the pricks… They can’t say it to my face what they sayin’ to the papes. F**k all that. I’m still on a chase and I’m far from ra-jaesh,” Lamar said in his first verse. (Based on the context, it seems like the last word is supposed to be “regret.”) He later continued, “Keep the grass cut so I can always see the stakes… But let me tell you something. I’m telling you s**t was me. That’s why the boy got his own freaking place… When Khloe’s out of town, I still be on the DL… You take us to the jungle and we A-OK. All I do is p-rrr and the pain goes away… In some place where they hate blacks. That’s why I stay in the room, smoke a little trigs and watch the town run black.”
I can’t guarantee that’s all perfectly transcribed, but two points were glaringly clear: Lamar cheats on Khloe and still uses drugs.
Neither Khloe nor anyone else in the Kardashian camp has responded to the video. It’s unlikely they even knew about it before this morning…
Even if Khloe didn’t know about the embarrassment that was about to come her way, she did implicitly address her own marriage problems during an interview with Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday.
“Once you guys put that much space in between you guys, like, I don’t think you will ever move back together,” Khloe said of Kris and Bruce Jenner’s separation. “You kind of get comfortable in that space. So I wasn’t for him moving out in the first place. I just kind of saw it going down this road.”
Although Khloe was responding to a question about Kris and Bruce, it seems the same could apply to her relationship with Lamar — and that fact surely isn’t lost on her.