Dennis Rodman secre
Instead of dreaming up ways to annihilate the West, the Supreme Leader spends most of his free time watching American sports and listening to 1980s disco tracks, according to the oddball retired US basketball star.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, multi-tattooed Dennis insisted: “Kim is not one of these Saddam Hussein-type characters that wants to take over the world.
“He doesn’t want to kill anyone — he wants to talk peace.”
And after letting slip that Kim might have recently fathered a successor, Dennis added that the chubby despot is only being forced to act tough towards the West by the menacing generals who surround him.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star last month became the first outsider to hang out with Kim at his marble-clad palace in North Korean capital Pyongyang.
And he claims he returned from his trip with a message of hope for President Obama. He said: “Kim told me to pass on a message that he said is very important. He said, ‘Tell President Obama to call me. Because if we can talk, we can work this out.’ There is no need for war. Kim doesn’t want to bomb anyone.
“He loves basketball and so does President Obama, so they have that in common — and there is even more they could talk about if Obama would just pick up the phone and call him.”
But whether the baby-faced dictator is capable of stopping nuclear war is something Dennis admits he can’t be sure of.
Despite being communist royalty — a demigod who is revered by his impoverished people — Kim is seen by many as being nothing more than a puppet prince.
As the grandson of the late “Great Leader” Kim Il-sung — the man who founded the West-hating state and whose birthday is still a national holiday there — he became the automatic heir to the crown when his own father, Kim Jong-il, died in December 2011.
But there have long been whispers that the real power lies with an uncompromising military elite who continue to take a hard-line attitude towards the West.