Watch Dennis Rodman get emotional as he thanks Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder during Trump-Kim summit interview

The former NBA player showed his gratitude to Vedder and many more after the leaders of the US and North Korea met earlier today (June 12)

Dennis Rodman publicly thanked Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder during an emotional interview in Singapore following the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The former NBA player was in Singapore to support the summit, which saw the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the previously-feuding nations. Rodman has enjoyed a long friendship with Kim, while he appeared on the Trump-hosted Celebrity Apprentice back in 2009.

During an interview with CNN earlier today (June 12), Rodman – who was sporting a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and a ‘PotCoin’ t-shirt (in honour of the cryptocurrency site who sponsored his trip out to the Far East) – gave his take on the Trump-Kim summit, voicing his hopes that the US and North Korea will now pursue a more peaceful relationship going forward.


Towards the end of the interview, Rodman – who called Jong-un “a good friend” – decided to thank a number of the people who had supported him, with the list including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

“I’m thanking Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and everybody who supported me through all these things,” Rodman said. “I’m going to thank my kids. They’re still with me after all these years,”

Watch the moment from 12:40 below.

As Spin notes, Rodman and Pearl Jam have been friends for a number of years – with the retired basketballer having even appeared on stage with the band back in 2016.


Last week, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie spoke out against Donald Trump, slamming the President as a “toxic orange” figure.