Larsa Pippen is breaking her silence about her rift with the Kardashians. Larsa, who has been close with Kim Kardashian for years and appeared on the E! show, said she has no clue why she was cut out of their inner circle — but she certainly has a few working theories.
Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife opened up about the headline-making fallout on the Hollywood Raw podcast. “We were literally best friends,” Larsa said of Kim.
“I was there the day she had North, I was there when she found out she was pregnant, I was there when… Kanye saw me at a game and said ‘Hey I want to be with [Kim].’ And I called [Kim] when she was engaged to Kris Humphries and was like, ‘You can’t marry Kris, you’ve gotta be with Kanye!’ I was there throughout the whole thing,” Larsa explained.
In July, fans noticed the Kar-Jenners unfollowed Larsa on social media.
“I don’t even know [why],” she explained, before pointing the finger at Kanye West. “I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim. So I feel like I was the person, like, ‘Don’t be so close to her because you’re so close to her’ that that kind of had something to do with it.”
Larsa said she’s reached out to Kim “a little bit” about the situation, but ultimately is stepping aside.
“I don’t want to be the trouble in your relationship,” Larsa continued. “If your husband feels, like, threatened by my relationship with you then I don’t want to be that person… do what’s best for your family.”
Larsa was asked if she had “a bad run-in with Kanye” at any point.
“No!” Larsa replied. “We always had a great relationship. I don’t know, when people are not happy and people are trying to figure out their own s***, I feel like they want to put pressure and blame other people for their situation. I’ve seen that happen so much that’s like — I get it.”
Larsa continued, “Is it hurtful? 1000 per cent.”
The former Real Housewives of Miami star touched on the rumour that she was cut off because she hooked up with Khloé Kardashian’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
“It’s hurtful that people think, like, that I hooked up and [tried] to ruin Khloé’s life,” Larsa added. “Dude, I would never do that. That’s not even my personality. My personality is all about love and support and I’ve been there and supported them through everything.”
Ultimately, Larsa brought it back to West.
“If Kanye feels he and Kim are better without me, then let them be without me. I’m OK with that. Do I look like I’m suffering? Do I look like I’m in pain? I’m OK, I will survive. Was it hurtful? Yes. But do I have love from a lot of other places? Yes. So, this shall pass too,” she said. “[Kanye] literally has brainwashed the whole family into thinking that like… I don’t even know.”
Larsa said a run-in with Travis Scott, the father of Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi, added fuel to the fire.
“[Kanye] talks so much about me being this and that and this and that. I feel like, I ran into Travis Scott one night at a club and Travis called Kylie and said that I was hitting on him. And that never happened!” Larsa shared. “So, then that was, like, Kanye says she’s this and then she was hitting on Travis.”
For the record, Larsa said she “never” hit on the “Highest in the Room” rapper.
“By the way that never happened. I came and left with the same people I came with,” she noted. “That never freaking happened. Was he delusional? ‘Cause I know he raps about being the highest in the f****** room. So clearly, maybe he was the highest in the f****** room! He imagined all this s*** because it never happened. I would never do that. I would never in a billion years do that.”
Larsa was asked if West brainwashed the family into thinking she’s trying to ruin relationships that they’re in.
“I don’t know. [Kanye] used to call me at four, five, and six o’clock in the morning. I was the person that would take his calls… when he wanted to rant,” she replied. “I would listen to him. I would listen to him, like, I love you, you’re the best, things will get better. I was his go-to person to call when he wasn’t happy with X, Y and Z. How that turned? Maybe because I blocked him on my phone because I just couldn’t bear taking his calls anymore.”
Larsa said she became “drained” by the calls so she blocked West.
“Obviously, that really upset him. So, then he turned that into oh she’s this and she’s that. [The Kardashians] all started to ride his wave,” she added. “If you’re that easily swayed, like the wind, then do I really give a f***? Should I give a f***? I don’t know. Was I hurt by it? Yes. But at the same time, I’m like, I’ve done nothing. I’ve never done one thing. I’ve been the most honest and truthful best friend to all of them.”
Back to those Thompson rumours, Larsa clarified that never hooked up with the NBA player since he started dating Khloé. Pre-Khloé, though, is a different story.
“I kinda was seeing Tristan before Khloé,” Larsa revealed. “Before Khloé or any of them knew he existed. I was seeing him, I had him come to L.A. I brought him to a party Kim had, I introduced him to all of them. Then a week later, or 10 days later he started seeing Khloé. Which is fine, I don’t even care. You know, it’s whatever. I’m the type of person I don’t really chase what’s not for me. I will never chase a man; I will never put a leash on a man. I don’t do that. I feel like, let you be great. If you want to be with other people, go ahead. I’m great by myself.”
Even though Larsa said she and Thompson weren’t exclusive at the time, she’s “sure” Khloé knew about their fling.
“Yeah, I’m sure she knew,” Larsa said. “I brought him to one of Kim’s events!”
But Larsa maintained nothing happened since Thompson and Khloé, who share daughter True, have rekindled their romance.
“I’m the most honest person in the world,” she said. “Trust me, I would never lie about something like that.”
The Kardashians have yet to publicly respond to Larsa’s interview.