Few stories have escalated as quickly and involved so many conflicting and ever-changing reports and rumors as the saga of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. For months it was all about cheating rumors and fertility struggles. It was sad to think those reports were true, but all in all it seemed like typical celebrity drama. Then drugs got involved, and ever since I can’t seem to make heads or tails of anything. Now that TMZ has video of Lamar Odom denying he has a drug problem and saying he doesn’t need professional help, my brain is doing so much flip-flopping it should be lounging poolside.
The video shows Lamar leaving a sushi restaurant and responding to the cameraman’s questions as he makes his way to his car. One of the questions, the one on everyone’s mind, is whether or not he has a drug problem, to which Lamar replies, “No.” He also says he doesn’t think he needs professional help, and as the car pulls away he laughs off a question about whether he’s spoken to Khloe recently, saying, “That’s my wife. Of course.”
But clearly this can’t just be cut-and-dried and over with. Lamar was recently arrested for DUI and reportedly checked in and out of rehab in the course of a single day. Far be it from me to take anonymous sources’ claims more seriously than an explanation from the horse’s mouth, but I’m not inclined to believe Lamar is fine. If LamarÂ does have a problem and he’s denying it, that’s a really bad sign and makes me even more worried for him. It also makes me wonder, if he did check into a rehab center, was it of his own volition?
Usually any story involving the Kardashian name can be explained away in my mind with two simple words: Kris Jenner. But because this story involves such serious allegations of drug use, and considering Lamar’s arrest and the fact that Khloe Kardashian seems to be the least likely of the klan to buy into Kris’s nonsense, I’m not ready to jump back to that konclusion. We shall see. Or maybe we never will. I don’t even know anymore.
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