It was as if she'd seen a ghost.
Khloe Kardashian was visibly startled after Lamar Odom suddenly approached her outside a SoulCycle class in Beverly Hills early Wednesday morning. In fact, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star apparently declined to speak to him, got into her car and drove home. But Odom, whom she married in 2009 and finalized her divorce from in July, has since denied that he ambushed his ex outside the studio.
Hours after the incident, Odom put on a microphone and spoke to a paparazzo about what transpired. "I am not, not, not the person that they're trying to make me out to be—whoever's doing it. I live in Las Vegas. I live in Las Vegas!" the former NBA player said in the TMZ video. "So, was there an address or a place given? Was there an address or a place given? Or I just guessed right? Did I just guess right?"
Odom instructed the cameraman not to interrupt him or "put words in my mouth."
"Did I just guess right where this girl may be? You know I know Khloé, right? You know I know her, right?" he asked. "So, how would you think I ended up there?"
"I would think there was some communication between you two," the paparazzo said. "OK then," Odom replied. "It's hard for me to keep my composure."
"To everybody I know that supports me I'm sorry but that's just it. The dog has to fight back. That's it. Y'all won. Y'all beat me down, degraded me. You said I would do everything in the world," Odom said. "I'm a womanizer, a f--king drug addict, everything. You know what I'm saying? I probably couldn't even get f--king hired by Home Depot right now because of how people look at me. It's over! If it happens again I will air everything out. Nobody got followed, nobody got hassled, nobody got harassed, nobody got grabbed on, none of that. None of that. Didn't happen.
"Probably was the most hurtful part is that I beat her to the punch. I didn't want to come up here. You know what I'm saying? Somebody should be calling up here saying, 'Hell no that didn't happen!" You know what I'm saying? 'That is ridiculous! It's crazy!' I don't now what type of move it is. I don't know. I don't know."
Odom added, "It's just not the truth."
In a second video, Odom said he's never courted media attention.
"I don't Twitter. I don't Instagram. It just came with it. You feel what I'm saying? Me and that girl fell in love. You feel what I'm saying? That's our business. You feel me? If we want to give you it—if we want to let you in our house—we can let you in," he yelled. "And f--king we can kick you out at the same time."
"If half the things were true—even if half of 'em were true—people know who I am," the former athlete added. "Y'all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence, took everything away from me."
"You will not do it again," Odom warned.
After taking off his microphone to end the impromptu interview, Odom continued to spar with the paparazzo. "Nobody bounce a ball better than me me," he said. "And ain't nobody wanna f--k with me."
Kardashian, meanwhile, has not commented on the run-in.