It’s official: Dennis Rodman is going to Singapore for the big summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit,” he wrote on Instagram. “I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un.”
Rodman says his trip will be made possible by his "loyal sponsors" at PotCoin, a cryptocurrency pitched to the marijuana industry.
Rodman is one of the few Americans to have met Kim multiple times over five trips to the North Korea. He’s also appeared twice on Trump’s old reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.
Rodman has described Kim as an “awesome guy” and a “good dad,” and has even claimed he was allowed to hold the notorious dictator’s baby. Asked by Stephen Colbert what the two of them talk about when they hang out, Rodman said they can always chat about basketball. Kim, reportedly, is a big fan of the sport.
After returning from a trip to North Korea in 2013, Rodman told the Guardian in an interview: “The Marshal Kim and I had a relaxing time by the sea with his family. We shared many meals and drinks where we discussed our plans to play a historic friendship basketball game between North Korea and the U.S. as well as ways to develop their basketball team.”
Later Friday, Rodman posted a picture of himself standing next to Trump, with a message of support.
“To all Americans and the rest of the world I’m honored to call @realdonaldtrump a friend,” he wrote. “He’s one of the best negotiators of all time and I’m looking forward to him adding to his historic success at the Singapore Summit.”
Cover image: Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by media reporters on arrival at Beijing International Airport after visiting North Korea on June 17, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)