Lamar Odom joined DJ EFN and N.O.R.E. for a recent episode of their Drink Champs podcast. Yet during the conversation, the two Queens legends got into a heated exchange over a simple misunderstanding.
Nearly two hours into the podcast, the conversation starts to take a turn for the worse. An inebriated Odom starts to explain to N.O.R.E that he feels "uncomfortable" by the way the rapper is framing his questions.
"I feel disrespected man," Odom said. "I don't want to make it a beef but put your shoes on my feet. Like I fuck with you. This whole angle on this interview went like crazy."
After the interview aired, N.O.R.E. explained to Page Six that Lamar was upset about questions regarding his championship rings. The former NBA star assumed that N.O.R.E. knew that he pawned his Finals rings and was trying to be funny by asking the questions.
"I kept bringing up the fact that he has a ring, but I did not know that he actually lost his rings," N.O.R.E. said. "So in retrospect, he might’ve thought I was joking or making fun of him. So, he basically lost his rings, which he thought was public knowledge, but I didn’t know. He thought that I was clowning him so he was upset with that. And I made it known that I wasn’t aware."
A lot of people were confused by Lamar's appearance on the show. As exhibited with past guests like Royce da 5'9", Drink Champs is normally very sensitive to the battle fought by recovering addicts. N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN would rid the table of any alcohol, turning the interview into a sober environment with exception to N.O.R.E.'s weed. Yet even though Lamar's struggles with addiction have been marred by near-death experiences, Drink Champs allowed L.O. to smoke weed, drink champagne, and take multiple shots.
"How [Kobe] do things is just one way," Lamar said at the episode's 11-minute mark. "And P came into practice. ... I wouldn't say he was being disruptive but I guess Bean didn't really agree with his energy. And you could feel it. My memory is so bad, I don’t even really remember if words were exchanged, but [as a] street n***a, I can feel it. I’m uncomfortable now. I just had to... play mayor. He just spoke his mind. Kobe wasn’t even really scared of nothing."
Odom also touched on his ventures into the music business and how he wished he listened to JAY-Z.
"He’s ill," Odom said in reference to his impressions of former artist Ali Vegas. "He’s... different. I thought he could’ve... like Nas and JAY... if you just heard him rap. He’s ill and I just wanted to see him get on, he’s from around the block. I mean, I had the bread at the time. So, I was just like, ‘Fuck it.’ I love music. I wanna be the Puff Daddy of the NBA. That’s what I was thinking."
"I think Kanye West was getting an award somewhere," Lamar continued, explaining how he ran into JAY-Z. "I ain’t win no championship yet, so I think this is like 2006. I’m just hungry. I wanna see my man chew these n***as, you know what I’m saying? You know how he talk. 'You fucking this music shit? Nah, you going that way, we going this way.’ Then, he hit me with the JAY sarcasm shit, like, ‘You should be fucking with Magic and them, you should be fucking with some real estate.'"
Watch Lamar Odom's full Drink Champs interview above.