Lamar Odom's father Joe has claimed that he was kicked out of his Los Angeles home after his son's wife Khloe Kardashian allegedly stopped paying his rent, because of which he had to return back to Brooklyn. Joe, 62, also said Khloe, who he says makes financial decisions for his 36-year-old son, did not have the courtesy to come in person to tell him her decision.

"Khloé didn't even have the guts to tell me herself that my rent wasn't going to be paid anymore," Joe told Page Six. "She got the guys who handle Lamar's money to call me and they said the rent wouldn't be paid, I gotta move and my phone was going to get cut off."

"She disrespected me. She decided to kick me out of my home when Lamar was in hospital in Nevada," he said. The former NBA star paid $4,000 (£2,700) as yearly rent towards his disabled father. Joe and his wife Cecelia, 59 were kicked out of their home in November 2015.

"I just wish I could be at his [Lamar] side in LA to support him, but Khloé doesn't want me there," Joe said. "Whenever I call him, she answers. She must be checking his texts, too. I can't always get through to him anymore," he said. "She may be Lamar's wife but I'm his father. She shouldn't have cut me out of his life like she has," he added.

Joe is also concerned about Lamar's health ever since he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel in October 2015. "Drinking is a slippery slope to all kinds of vices, and I want Lamar to stay away from it. It won't help his recovery. I'm praying he makes it, of course," he said.