Kim’s wild night of ‘hotties and vodka’
NBA legend Dennis Rodman has dished on his longtime bromance with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - revealing how the pair partied with "hotties and vodka" when they first met.
Rodman, now 58, went to Pyongyang in 2013 on a trip with the Harlem Globetrotters and "dignitaries," he said on ex-boxer Mike Tyson's HotBoxin' podcast last week.
"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***, right?," he said.
When Mr Kim went to greet Rodman following a basketball game, the ex-hoopster said he didn't know who the leader was.
"He asked, 'You like my country?' and I said, 'Yeah, it's fine, it's cool, it's okay'."
The now 36-year-old dictator then told him: "We asked Michael Jordan to come but he wouldn't come so we asked you".
The two quickly bonded over their shared love of the game, and Mr Kim then invited him to his home for a wild party, Rodman claims.
"Let's have dinner tonight. A little karaoke and have some vodka, some hotties and stuff like that," Rodman said the leader told him.
"Next thing I know, we are having dinner and we are drunk as s***. He starts singing karaoke and I have no clue what the f*** he's talking about."
Then an 18-piece band of "hot" women came out - and only played the theme song from the 1978 TV-show Dallas, Rodman said.
The Hall of Famer suggested they learn other tunes - some Pearl Jam, Van Halen and Rolling Stones - and the next time he visited North Korea, they played all his requests.
Rodman said he had seen the hermit kingdom's "military [and] missiles," - but he never talked politics with Mr Kim.
"The politics, I don't get involved with that," Rodman said.
"I came here to bring sports."
Following recent wild speculation over Mr Kim's health, Rodman told The Post last week that he believed his old pal was doing just fine - and probably spending his time like most Americans: watching the Jordan documentary The Last Dance.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission.
Originally published as Kim's wild night of 'hotties and vodka'