Dennis Rodman Melts Down in CNN North Korea Interview (Video)

Dennis Rodman Melts Down in CNN North Korea Interview (Video)

Gravel-voiced Rodman defends North Korea trip

Dennis Rodman went on a gravel-voiced tirade against CNN's Chris Cuomo during an interview on “New Day” Tuesday when Cuomo asked if Rodman might encourage Kim Jong-Un to release U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae.

Rodman, who is leading a team of NBA players, has been criticized for playing a game in North Korea that the country has staged as a birthday gift to Kim. The trip comes soon after Jong-Un, the country's dictator, executed his uncle.

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Former NBA player Charles Smith made the case during the interview that the players were only using “basketball diplomacy” to form friendships with North Koreans. Rodman described Kim as a friend, saying, “I love my friend.”

But when Cuomo asked if Rodman might use his friendship to secure the release of Bae, an American being held in North Korea without any charges, Rodman erupted.

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“Watch this. The one thing about politics, Kenneth Bae did one thing, if you understand — if you understand what Kenneth Bae did, do you understand what he did?” Rodman responded.

“What did he do?  You tell me,” said Cuomo.

“In this country.  No no no no! You tell me!  You tell me!  Why is he held captive?” asked Rodman.

“They haven't released any charges.  They haven't released any reason,” said Cuomo.

From there, Rodman went on an often difficult to understand rant in which he waved a cigar, cursed, said he didn't give a “rat's ass” what Cuomo thought, accused him of hiding “behind the mic,” and said that he and his fellow players would be the ones who had to “take the abuse” when they return to the U.S.

Rodman, 52, sought treatment for alcohol on “Celebrity Rehab” in 2009.

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  • Jim

    Melts down?

    He's just afraid if his team loses, King Kim will feed him to the dogs.

    • terry208

      You mean to the people,the dogs have all been eaten.

  • A.L. Hern

    Korean names are like Chinese names, Tim: the first name is the family name. As such, you should refer to the North Korean leader as Kim or, in New York Times-ese, Mr. Kim, but not Jong-un.

  • charlie_oscar

    Did Cuomo ever worry about the complete failures of US tax money exchanged for nuclear decommissioning? I say give crazy a chance! What's the downside?

    Side point…DR is drunk…too bad.

    • Winston Blake

      If Oprah gets any fatter, we can start calling her “Orca” again… She served caviar at Michael Jackson's funeral because it comes on little white cráckers… She interviewed Mike Tyson about why he cries during séx because of the pepper spray… She thought O.J. was innocent because he was just cutting up some white meat for Thanksgiving.

      WELL, I voted for Herman Cain… Sodom Hussein Obama is just 1/2 a négro.

      The shooter(s) at the Hoboken, New Jersey mall were celebrating Obama's heroic speech at Mandela's funeral just like they were back home in Kenya at the mall.

      You can't call a spade a spade anymore in America… just like Duck Dynasty can't have an opinion on fággots… we're fúcked as a country… maybe that dumbáss nígger Dennis Rodman can come back from North Korea next time as a case of canned dog food.

      • steve

        dude you need help your the problem not oprah she is a giver that's what this country needs more of her not of negative people like you grow up

        • Winston Blake

          Ben Dragon Sipariş duyuyorum… Bir av tüfeği emmek gitmek, ibne Yahudi.

  • kurtsteinbach

    Rodman, 52, sought treatment for alcohol on “Celebrity Rehab” in 2009. It didn't work….

  • lillian

    This Cuomo guy is NOT a journalist….He couldn't focus the interview and really got nothing but platitudes from Charles Smith. Maybe Cuomo should stick to interviewing Miley Cyrus….

    • Winston Blake

      Saint Sodom Hussein Obama put on a yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall… no Muslim would do this Miley Cyrus dry humping of demons like the Jews do.

      It is lipstick on the kosher pig like Dianne Fiendstein…

      Sucking big kosher gherkins by day and taking nasty halal chili dogs up the áss by night.

  • jf

    Mabe DR should read up on NK before trying to discuss it>

  • GirlFromKY

    and THAT my friends is case-in-point about our declining educational system! What an EMBARRASSMENT! That was so bad, it made ME embarrassed to even watch him! Man, I've gotta get out there and help a kid read a book and learn some grammar! SMH

  • Lucy Saw

    Why are they even bothering to talk to Rodman? If he want's to go to N.Korea and hang out with Kim then fine. IGNORE HIM!!! He's a washed up athlete for pete's sake!! He's going to N. Korea for the same reason he slept with Madonna. HIS OWN PERSONAL PUBLICITY!!! I mean, if he didn't engage in some sensational stunt, what possible reason would anyone have to talk about him in the media?