It was really touch-and-go there for Lamar Odom for a while. When the basketball player was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, it became clear that he was in more trouble than anyone knew. At the time, he was still married to Khlo茅 Kardashian, and she remained his wife until he got better. When they initially split and got back together, everyone was rooting for the pair, but now that they鈥檙e split for good (and KoKo has changed her name back) and Lamar Odom is out of rehab, he鈥檚 talking about his previous life with the Kardashians and opening up about an interesting facet of the famous family.

As the ex-husband of a Kardashian, Odom has a lot of insight into the famous family, and while he鈥檚 been working on his biography, he鈥檚 touching on a subject that many people regularly call the family out for: their co-opting of black culture, and their almost fetish-like obsession with black men. In an interview with Us Weekly, he admits that while the family does use a lot of black culture to further their looks, it鈥檚 clear that any proximity to the family is actually very beneficial to any significant other, such as Lamar.

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He insists that being married to Khlo茅 made him more famous, and not the other way around. So while it鈥檚 clear that the KarJenners often use things from other cultures for themselves, it鈥檚 definitely a two-way-street for both the sisters and their boyfriends and husbands.

While his opinion isn鈥檛 necessarily the only one (or the only one that matters, as this is a nuanced topic), it鈥檚 a fascinating take on the whole problematic history of KarJenners and their boyfriends.

What do you think of Lamar鈥檚 take on the Kardashians? Tell us @BritandCo!

(h/t Refinery 29; photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)