It’s a whole new world.
Dennis Rodman and Kanye West may be standing on the outside, clawing for a way back into America’s good graces — but the same thing exiles people from the crowd can be the exact thing that brings outcasts together.
During a recent breakdown on CNN, Rodman teared up as he told the news outlet about his belief in the union of the United States and North Korea, and what Donald Trump’s summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meant to him (since he made a point to be there).
He told CNN he was “honored to be selected to go there” even though he “didn’t know what [Un] represented.” As he continued, he shocked many by saying, “Once I got familiar with the culture and the situation over there…I felt like I was at home.”
Now, the former NBA forward is inviting a recently-ostracized Kanye West to join him in his new “home.” And it’s all because ‘Ye gave him a proper shoutout on Twitter.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Thank to one of my biggest inspirations … always breaking barriers with independent thought pic.twitter.com/WQLKCG7tXM
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 10, 2018
“My agent called me and said, ‘Dennis, Kanye West gave you a good shoutout’,” Rodman told US Weekly, exclusively.
He continued, saying, “I think he’s a big Chicago Bulls fan. I think that he respects me as far as understanding my views. And Kanye, he’s doing amazing work around the world so I respect him too. So hopefully one day we’ll get together and collaborate on certain things. Guess what, I’ll take Kanye West to North Korea with me.”
But that was just the beginning.
Rodman went on to tell the entertainment brand that if he would love for Kanye to join him in North Korea this September — schedules and government clearances permitting.
“I’m going to invite him next time I go to North Korea. If the door’s open in September, I will invite Kanye West with me to go to North Korea with me … If he wants to make an album about that he’ll be there for like six to seven days, and he’ll see what’s going on. Now, go make a song about this. So here you go.”
With Kanye potentially by his side, the former Chicago Bulls player thinks the respect between himself and Kim Jong Un will only get stronger.
“He respects me. That’s one thing that we have in common. We respect each other, and I think the most important part about that, when he saw respect in me when I did that thing, the basketball game on his birthday. That’s when he said, ‘Dennis, whatever you want. No one’s ever done this for me and my family. No one’s ever sit there and kept their word.’ And I tell people, it’s all about trust with them. Trust.”
In case you missed Rodman’s tearful breakdown on CNN, watch his full interview below.