North Korea

Dennis Rodman: "I'm Not a Traitor"

Says "My whole goal is to make people happy."


(CNN) -- [Breaking News Update 8:43 a.m. ET]

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said Friday he didn't mean to insinuate during an earlier interview this month that he knew why Korean-American Kenneth Bae was being held in North Korea. "To this day I still don't know what he did," Rodman told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

[Breaking News Update 8:43 a.m. ET]

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman talked Friday about why he hasn't taken the issue of imprisoned Korean-American Kenneth Bae head-on in North Korea. "I'm not an ambassador, and I tried to strive and tell people, just because I know the marshal (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un), that doesn't mean I know the marshal like that."