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Dennis Rodman

I Didn't Take a CENT From North Korea

1/10/2014 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0110-north-korea-dernnis-rodmanDennis Rodman is NOT on Kim Jong-Un's payroll, despite allegations from NBA Commish David Stern ... so says Dennis Rodman.

TMZ Sports spoke with Rodman's rep who tells us, "Dennis did not receive, nor has he ever received, any compensation from the North Korean government."

Of course, the statement is a direct response to Stern, who told CNN that Dennis only organized the basketball trip to Pyongyang because he was "blinded by a flash of North Korean money."

But Rodman's rep insists the bills were all covered by an Irish gambling company, Paddy Power, which withdrew its sponsorship from a "branding perspective but still honored all of their financial obligations to make the basketball diplomacy event happen."

We're told Rodman is still adamant that his trip was never supposed to be political, but was only concocted as an effort to "make people in North Korea and around the world happy and all get along."

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Drake2589    

If he wanted to make people around the world happy he should stay in north korea

253 days ago
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Lindsay Hoehan    

Dennis is A Cool Mofo yo Stop Hating

253 days ago
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Lucky77    

LOL....I wonder if he ever told Kim that he wants to make the N.Korean "people" happy, I wonder which N. koreans that would be? The people who go hungry so their dictator can over stuff his military and his own stomach?...If he really wants to help North Koreans, he should s tart by stomping out hunger, malnutrition, executions. torture etc/that his bff inflicts on human beings...He is so friggin high in the video its pathetic, I guess his bff has some good connections in N.Korea. how embarrasing to have this clown romping around like a lunatic, and wtf? Moron picks a country that threatens his own country to entertain and make "happy?" Seems the only one thats "happy" is himself and it seems he is "helping" himself to plenty....Is he reallyignorant to our standings with N.Korea?
So much forhis loyalty to his country, which made him famous, wealthy..our priorities are screwed up here..he was trash then and reeks even worse now.

253 days ago
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Calinative    

I don't believe it for a moment.

253 days ago
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david 183    

Damn!!!! At least if he got paid a couple of millions I could understand . He is dumber then I thought.

253 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Well then this makes him look like even more of an idiot. You have this horrible relationship with someone who is clearly a threat to the US and you did it just for the he'll of it???? He needs rehab again .

253 days ago
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Pablo Escabar    

He owes more than 1/2 mill in taxes..if he pays up suddenly we'll know he'd lying

253 days ago
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allupinyourearhole    

Dennis is not lying...He was given ONLY dollars...so HE DIDN'T take a cent from North Korea.

253 days ago
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Bill5martin    

So he is saying only the other players got paid? There is no way they did it for free. Maybe he got a percentage of their money.

253 days ago
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CremeBrulee    

Who paid airfare/accomodations? That's what I thought.

253 days ago
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Xxxl44    

if that is true Dennis you are dumber than anyone ever expected. cause when we thought it was for $ I could wrap my head around that

253 days ago
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Jordan    

I think the Bigger Story is the team that Rodman took to N Korea was so bad that the Jr. High School team of N. Korea beat them. Don't tell me they did not get paid to lose?

253 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Dennis Rodman -- I Didn't Take a CENT From North Korea..................JUST FOOD

253 days ago
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static    

I hope that sawed off little bastard Kim Jong-Un feeds Rodman's ass to a pack of starving dogs.

253 days ago
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AllieHughes    

Dennis lives his life on his own terms and he should be admired for that. Go dennis.

253 days ago
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