Dennis Rodman has opened up about his unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and how they hung out with ‘hotties’ during their first night out together.
The former Chicago Bulls player has acted as an ambassador between North Korea and the United States since striking up a controversial friendship with the dictator in 2013.
Now Dennis, 48, has recalled his first visit to North Korea in a new interview on Mike Tyson’s Hot Boxin’ podcast.
‘I’m thinking I’m going to do an autograph show or play basketball. I ain’t know anything about North Korea, stupid as f**k right?’ Dennis explained.
The retired NBA player continued: ‘When I first met him [Jong-un], I was with the Harlem Globetrotters and I wasn’t playing so some of the dignitaries asked me to come with them.
‘I think I’m going to jail, right. I said: “What the f**k did I do in America?” I walked up to the stands and sit in front of a desk. These high king chairs, like 20 of them.
‘Next thing I know, 22,000 North Koreans all stand up and start clapping and cheering. I thought it was for me so I wave and they say, “No, it’s for him [Kim Jong Un]”.’
Jong-un actually first asked Dennis’ former Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan to fly out but the legendary basketball star refused.
Dennis went on: ‘We sat there talking about basketball the whole time. The game’s over and we go into a room then he says, “We’d love you to come back, we enjoy your company. Let’s have dinner tonight, a little karaoke and have some vodka, some hotties and stuff like that”.’
It really was as wild and bizarre as it sounds as Dennis revealed: ‘Next thing I know, we are having dinner and we are drunk as s**t, he starts singing karaoke and I have no clue what the f**k he’s talking about.
‘Everyone starts clapping and then he has this 18-piece women’s band come out and these girls are hot but they just played one song. Just one f*****g song. It was the theme from Dallas. He said that’s all we know.’
Dennis also stated that while he’s ‘good friends’ with Jong-un, he ‘doesn’t get involved’ with politics.
However he did add: ‘I’ve seen everything.’
Dennis and his colourful life has been cast under the spotlight again due to Netflix’s new docu-series The Last Dance, which follows the Chicago Bulls and their mission to score a three-peat with star players Jordan, Rodman and Scottie Pippen.
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