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Is Wendy Williams Being Shady About Lamar Odom’s Memoir or Is She Fangirling? We Honestly Can’t Tell

"I love him so much that I couldn't do him dirty," Wendy Williams said while also critiquing his new book, Darkness to Light.

Wendy Williams and Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom has been giving many interviews in support of his new memoir, Darkness to Light, providing many soundbites where he's offered his opinion about why ex-wife Khloe Kardashian's romance with Tristan Thompson didn't work out and declared his undying love for Khloe.

"He's been everywhere but here," said Wendy Williams, who made Odom and his book the subject of a lengthy edition of "Hot Topics" on The Wendy Williams Show. She explained she loves Odom — he actually randomly bought her a pair of jeans the first time they met, when she was still a radio host and not on television — but she preferred not to have him on the show to talk about his book because she'd rather just talk about it without him there.

"I love him so much that I couldn't do him dirty," she said, proceeding to serve up major shade.

She told Khloe through the TV screen to ignore Odom's public proclamations of undying love.

"Khloe, you leave that man alone," she instructed. "You leave him alone. Khloe, move on, leave this man alone."

The book also describes his past relationship with actress Taraji P. Henson; Odom wrote he couldn't envision loving another black woman as much as Henson.

"Clap if you're not offended by that," Williams polled her audience. A few people clapped.

While Williams mentioned the book should be a bestseller and getting more attention than it has, she also made sure to say she and her staff read it and they found the process "arduous" because they already knew all the information in it.

Odom responded in a lengthy Instagram post.

"Hi Wendy, I love you too," he wrote. "Thanks for telling your audience that my book should be #1 in the universe and I really can't agree more. I think that US being both recovering addicts, we get to see the world from a different perspective and are actually DECIDING to use our celebrity status and influence to inspire people and sell a message of hope. A message of change and self love. I love you for that and I love you for not forgetting about a small act of kindness towards you very far in the past. I love you for using that little act of kindness to show the world what I am too, beside being an addict."

Odom ended the post on a positive note (with perhaps a trace of shade): "Can you join me on my new mental health movement, LET's change together? Love, Lamar Odom."

Looks like there's no beef here!

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