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Dennis Rodman sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Kim Jong-Un

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

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You could say Dennis Rodman’s attempt at “basketball diplomacy” with North Korean is a joke. Now we know his singing is, too.

Rodman sang a breathy rendition of “Happy Birthday” to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday before a game between Rodman’s team of NBA has-beens and a North Korean squad.

The song further cemented the strange bond between The Worm and his new “best friend.” After singing, Rodman blew a kiss and bowed to Kim.

“A lot of people have expressed different views about me and your leader, your marshal, and I take that as a compliment,” Rodman told the North Korean crowd. “Yes, he is a great leader, he provides for his people here in this country and thank God people here love the marshal.”

Rodman has been criticized for failing to push for the release of American missionary Kenneth Bae , who is serving 15 years in a North Korean penal colony for alleged crimes against the state. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Rodman suggested Bae was guilty of an unspecified offense, drawing outrage from Bae’s family.

“It’s a very historical day for everyone in the world to see if we can co-exist with each other if we take a deep breath and absorb how we look at things,” Rodman told Sky News. “I think it went very well for everyone involved.”

Well, not for Bae.



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