NBA star Lamar Odom has denied ambushing soon-to-be ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, vowing to "air it all out" if the media continues to put his name through the dirt. TMZ broke the story of the pair's run-in at the outside the SoulCycle gym in Beverly Hills, California, at approximately 6:45am on 12 August, reporting that the reality TV star was left shaken up after the athlete allegedly launched a verbally attack.
"Lamar has been trying to contact Khloe, but she is done and has ignored him. Lamar has issues with Khloe dating [James] Harden," a source said. "It made Khloe first shocked and then scared that Lamar was waiting outside the studio. She doesn't know how he found her. She is thinking about getting a bodyguard."
But the former LA Lakers player, who separated from Kardashian in 2013, has since refuted the claims telling TMZ that he is no stalker. He also suggests that the meeting was prearranged by his estranged wife.
"Nobody got followed. Nobody got hassled. Nobody got harassed. Nobody got grabbed on. None of that," he said on camera. "You know I know her, so how would you think is ended up there," he said.
The 35-year-old star went on to reveal that he had become increasingly frustrated with the constant bad press following his split from Kardashian. "It's hard for me to keep my composure. Everybody that I know and supports me, I'm sorry. It's just it. The dog has to fight back. That's it."
In July 2015, reports emerged that both Kardashian and Odom had finally signed divorce papers finalising their separation. They are said to have been locked in a bitter battle for almost two years.
"Y'all won. Ta'll been me down. You degraded me. Said I would do everything in the world. I'm a womaniser, a drug addict. Everything. I could probably get hired by f**king Home Depot right now because of how people look at me. It's over! If it happens again I will air everything out. "
Odom rounded off the powerful rant by voicing his disappointment in Kardashian for not setting the record straight and clearing his name. "The most hurtful part is that I bet it to the punch. I didn't want to come up here. Somebody should be calling up and saying: 'Hell, no, that didn't happen, that's crazy.' That ridiculous and I don't know what type of move it is."