By Sandra Rose  | 

Dennis Rodman

Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman arrived in Singapore on Monday ahead of the historic summit between U.S. President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rodman, 57, was mobbed by dozens of reporters as he calmly strolled through the airport. He wore a black t-shirt advertising the cryptocurrency company that sponsored his trip.

The NBA Hall of Famer and 5-time NBA champion enjoys close relationships with both Trump and Kim, who personally hosted Rodman in North Korea on several occasions.

Rodman appeared as a contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice".

Rodman told the media, "I'm just happy to be a part of [the summit]. I feel like I've brought awareness to a lot of things around the world."

Trump, pictured with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has backed off from his earlier demands that Kim give up his nuclear weapons immediately.

Trump, who is sometimes referred to as "the great negotiator," called Tuesday morning's summit a "get-to-know-you" meeting.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong surprised President Trump with a birthday cake during their luncheon on Monday. Trump, who turns 72 on Thursday, is seen blowing out a candle.

Security is extra tight on the tiny city-state island. Entire streets are blocked off around the hotels where the summit will be held.

Kim is being treated like a rock star in Singapore where hundreds of reporters follow him as he takes in the beautiful sights in Singapore. He reportedly dined on McDonald's hamburgers between feasting on expensive hotel food.

The North Korean leader, pictured left with Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, is so fearful of being assassinated that he traveled with food tasters and over a dozen Secret Service-level bodyguards (who hilariously jog alongside his armored limo).

He also brought his own toilet to the summit.


Experts say Kim's outings in Singapore are a good PR move.

But journalists remind the world that there are over 100,000 North Koreans still imprisoned in brutal labor camps.

The government-controlled media in North Korea waited a full day after Kim left the country to inform the people that their "dear leader" was gone.

The historic summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 12. Singapore is 12 hours ahead of the U.S. (EST), so the summit will air in the United States at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday night, June 11).

Photos by Chris McGrath/Getty Images | Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore/via Getty Images

  • FukkFolks2018

    Rodman, 57
    Only thing I got out of any of this is...Worm is FIFTY SEVEN? Where does the time GO?

  • Ghost

    Trump just wants to make history being the only sitting President to meet with Kim.. this summit is not going to be productive...neither one can be trusted...smh

  • Trace da Ace

    well, not going to watch can yall give me the short and skinny of it in tomorrows post please?? I have reality shows that I cannot, just cannot miss out

  • Roxie Moxie

    What exactly is his role in all of this? I'm confused. What is his purpose?

  • Alexis Carson

    Right like REALLY?? I can't believe that either. THAT IS CRAZY!

  • Soda

    Rodman told the media, “I’m just happy to be a part of [the summit]. I feel like I’ve brought awareness to a lot of things around the world.”
    Like what?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im still stunned. Done went to verify it and all lmao. Dennis one of my FAVE ballers of ALL time.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Worm helped get a prisoner released too.

  • Kemi

    Is he suppose to be a mediator to negotiate a deal or a referee in case a fight breaks out. What function does in play in all of this?

  • Miss Thang

    lol what a joke

  • Miss Thang

    he's like best friends with Kim.

  • iWasteTime

    I'll have a name tag on with all my social media login names, including this one!
    See you at the crossroads, we won't be lonely.

  • Trace da Ace

    I am ALLLLL for a cage match with these two ( Dump and Un) I am talking the full monty.....mud pit, cages, pyro's .....all of that is something I would watch! :) imagination took me to a happy place for a moment....

  • Miss Thang

    we all gettin old damn :(

  • Soda

    Still wondering about the "a lot of things."

  • Kemi

    I read this in slo-mo then I fell out... too funny lol ? ????

  • Kemi

    Yup, Kim needs an ex NFL player to back him up... what a joke!

  • Rayne

    57 and still ugly ASF.

  • therealashland

    I’m here for a match between trump and Kim you know trumps small ass hands ain’t hitting on shit

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ??? that was my shyt ... Gal ? throwback... the irony cause these jokers is marked ... judgement .. blewp

  • FukkFolks2018

    We sure is. I remma when Worm got drafted damn near lol. late 80s Pistons hands down one of my all time squad lineups. Thomas, Worm, Joe Dumars, John Salley, Mahorn, Dawkins. I was 11-12. Such a damn fan girl I am.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I just know about Ken Bae lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    You mean, NBA? Unless I done missed him playing wide receiver somewhere. lol

  • Kemi

    Yes ma’am... slow Monday lol

  • Trace da Ace

    LMAO!! Naw you have to read it in 'Bro-man from the 5th floor" type me....soooo funny.....

  • sunni_daze

    Dennis showed up just in case he gotta clean up behind cheeto n cheif. We never know with this clown

  • Kemi

    Lmao ? ??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Trump, who is sometimes referred to as “the great negotiator,”
    Trump, who sometimes refers to HIMSELF as the great negotiator...

    Fixed that for you.

    Ummm. What is Rodman's relationship to Asia? I feel like he is always going over there..somewhere.

  • Ryan

    I was just gonna say, by WHO?? LOL

  • BadAss Will

    Dennis & Kim been fuking for years.... Now they inviting Trump orange ass to join..??

  • Chaseboogie The Prince


  • Trace da Ace

    you took the thought of my

  • Trey

    Dennis just want some shine...

  • TMW

    Trump “the great negotiator” totally FUBARed the G7 summit. He lied and said he would sign the communication, and then tore it and tweeted that he would not sign it. He is a child. Negotiation means coming to a consensus and compromise - Trump has no idea how to do that. He and Kim are both egomaniacs - nothing will come of this “summit” but a photo op.

    'An Unprecedented Scandal': How Newspapers Around the World Reacted to Trump's Behavior at the G-7 Summit - TIME

  • thaye

    We are spirit twins on so many levels....see you there

  • Ms. Jackson

    Dennis is In Singapore to support his bro-man Kim Jung Un.

  • thaye
  • SumthinSweeter

    But 40's and 50's aren't like how it was a couple of generations ago. Hell you gotta damn near work all your 60's to receive full benefits and a petition if you have one to get.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Liessssss. We just getting better.

  • SumthinSweeter

    lol... and I'm gonna miss everybody

  • SumthinSweeter

    hold back some of the tea if it's too hot.

  • Blue

    We have all the clowns. Let the circus begin!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I miss Denis Rodman's style of basketball.

  • Roxie Moxie


  • GuestSTAR

    Sean Hannity probably told him not to sign it.

  • Ni Ni

    He also brought his own toilet to the summit.
    I'm done???.

  • Karen Brady


  • Karen Brady

    No luv.. wiser and more experienced :-)

  • Karen Brady

    I don't know if that's really a nickname for him or if you just call him that but if I see 'worm' one more time I'm gonna cry. I CAN'T!!

  • Karen Brady

    Probably get to tusslin'

  • Karen Brady

    *Goes to pop some corn in the microwave*

  • Savoy7

    2 dictators & 1 worm

  • Allihave2say

    Kim Jung Un was educated here in the US.

  • Jethro

    tRump shoulda just let Rodman handle it; less chances for a phuck up.

  • PhillyFacts


  • hi-liter

    Kim Jung Un bought his own toilet and is own food with him to the summit.....

  • hottlanta

    Still laughing how South Korea/North Korea/China been talking for months, held hands, hugged worked out all the details amongst themselves. They told Dump we have done the grunt work now we need some American investments we need you to come over and get major credit for something we been doing for a while. That is why he said he doesn't have to prepare for anything. You got your photo album from Michael's,take your photo with Kim, get your Nobel Peace Prize and we are good to go. Still laughing at how they showed them an old mine when they got them stashed all over the country in mountain sides and buildings where we don't know where they are but oh boy they blowing one up in front of the world. Best pimp move ever. Just waiting to see how many of Dump friends got contracts over there. They already pouring the cement now.

  • hottlanta

    Someone told him white people leave lice behind everywhere they go.

  • GAPeach

    Donald Trump better hope Kim didn't also bring that powder they used to kill his brother with. His orange azzzz will be reduced to Cheeto dust.

  • FukkFolks2018

    That's a real nickname for him lol. Da Worm. Could "worm" his way in betwixt players like no other power forward I have yet to see. Dude above was a helleva ball player. He kinda unsung too. You gotta be a real ball head to know the skills of Dennis lol. Top 10 of all time

  • FukkFolks2018

    Oh I know. I'm just saying I'm not ready for all my players etc to be 60. Noooo lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    The petulant petty toddler baby tRUMP? is so embarrassing, it feels like a never-ending episode of the Twilight Zone.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Oh, North Korea has over 100,000 imprisoned in brutal labor camps? Well, it sounds much like another country the UNITED STATES...with millions locked-up in prison. The government controlled media? Welcome to America.... the US DOES NOT have totally free media. Look, the times of the US using the "high-and-mighty-card" is over. The "cat is out of the bag" and the US needs to clean up its own backyard. The country is in a mess and has been in decline for decades....!

  • Karen Brady

    I came back today just to see if you responded and I'm CRINE again!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't trust Kim Jong Un. Something about his whole demeanor is very unsettling

  • Blue