"If I put anyone in harm's way, I apologize"
Dennis Rodman told ESPN in an interview this week that if "we don't want" him to go back to North Korea, he won't. Rodman was defensive of his trip to the dictatorship to visit Kim Jong Un which included a celebrity basketball game featuring former NBA players and which saw Rodman sing "Happy Birthday" to the dictator.
"I wish they understood the whole purpose of why I went to North Korea," Rodman said. "I wish they did."
Sporting a black canvas-like fedora with black feathers in the back and a pair of large-lense, white-framed sunglasses with a nose ring in each nostril, another ring looped around his lower lip and at least one ring in his left ear, Rodman, also wrapped in several bright neck scarves, wondered: "What makes me so damn bad? What makes me this bad, awful person?"
"I don't want people to look at me as the devil or evil person," Rodman told ESPN. "If I put anyone in harm's way, I apologize, you know."
Then waving his hands in a circle at the camera, Rodman said, "If you don't want me to go back there ever again, I won't go back."
Rodman in tears on ESPN