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Published on Jun 16, 2019
On the second episode of People's Party, Kweli sits down with former NBA star, celebrity, and public figure Lamar Odom. They discuss being famous vs infamous, taking advice from Jay Z, living in the spotlight, addiction, and Lamar's relationship with Kanye West as well as the Kardashians.
2:19 Lamar talks about "being honest" and the therapy involved in writing his book.
7:02 Lamar gets real about the advice he got from Jay-Z on starting a record label.
10:40 Lamar opens up about Kanye West -- "That's my brother forever. He helped me wake up."
12:43 Lamar and Kweli discuss the importance of black men discussing mental health openly.
13:30 Lamar talks about ketamine as a form of therapy. "I never used intravenous drugs... But fuck it, I'm into getting better."
14:08 Fame and the idea of being "famous" vs. "infamous."
18:10 "How did you perform at that high level, while being addicted?" Lamar talks about balancing basketball and addiction.
19:45 Lamar speaks about using a fake penis to take a drug test for the Olympics.
23:10 Kweli and Lamar discuss the "ownership" system of the NBA and how it has echoes of slavery.
29:00 Lamar opens up about reality TV and his relationship with Khloe Kardashian. "It was love after 28 days."
30:50 Lamar on women and Khloe: "They [women] got more aggressive... because I think it's a woman that they look up to."
31:45 Lamar talks about his love for the Phillippines. "I want to go down there and play professionally."
33:40 Lamar's co-writer on his book enters the show and asks about regrets.
36:40 Lamar opens up about the claim in his book of having slept with more than 2,000 women.
37:20 Kweli and Lamar talk about the double standard of "how many people have you slept with?"
40:25 After the credits, Kweli talks J Cole and Kendrick.
- Lamar Odom on Jay-Z telling him to do real estate instead of starting a rap music label and signing his artist Ali Vegas - Hip-Hop Music replacing missing fathers in black men's lives growing up - Kanye West helping Lamar when he was in a dark place/rehab - His mis-treatment of women being his biggest regret, Khloe Kardashian and Taraji P. Henson - Drug addiction and sex addiction with 2000 women - Having 12 strokes and 6 heart attacks in his career