Dennis Rodman, the 1990s NBA bad boy and new best friend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, flipped out at CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday morning on "New Day" during an interview. Rodman spoke from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and got riled up when Cuomo asked him about Kenneth Bae, an American citizen who has been held captive in North Korea for over a year. Cuomo asked Rodman if he planned to ask North Korean politicians about Bae, prompting an angry, incoherent tirade from the former basketball star. "Are you going to take an opportunity, if you get it, to speak up for the family of Kenneth Bae and say, ‘Let us know why this man is being held?’" he asked. "If you can help them, will you take the opportunity?"

Rodman, cigar in one hand, shakily shouted, “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? In this country?”

Cuomo then asked Rodman what Bae did, and Rodman turned it back on the CNN anchor.

“You tell me,” Rodman shouted. “You tell me. Why is he held captive?”


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

It seemed as though Rodman believed Bae was guilty, and said that he would "love to speak on this." But instead, Rodman said, "You got 10 guys here that have left their families to help this country in the sports venture. Ten guys. Does anyone understand that?"

He then assured Cuomo that he doesn't care much for the man's opinion. "I don't give a s–. I don't give a rat's ass what the hell you think."

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