Tired of people asking him about his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Dennis Rodman erupted with a profanity-laden tirade directed against CNN’s Chris Cuomo. After a tense, near-20-minute interview, what triggered Rodman’s explosion was Cuomo’s question about whether he would address Kim’s imprisonment of Kenneth Bae, an American held for over a year in the country.
As Cuomo continued to press him on the issue, a cigar-wielding Rodman lost it. “I don’t give a rat’s ass what you think,” Rodman yelled.
“You’re the guy behind the mic right now — we’re the guys here doing one thing,” he continued. “We have to go back to America — do you have to take the abuse that we’re going to take?!”
Along with Smith, Rodman brought over six other former NBA players to take part in an exhibition game for Kim’s birthday this week.