Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Singapore Changi Airport on Tuesday, 12 June 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Pearl Jam continues to court political controversy, this time in Chicago, where the band allowed former NBA star Dennis Rodman to take the stage and reportedly talk about North Korea from the crowd.
According to TMZ, the former Bulls star showed that the band performed in concert at PJ’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, where he not only pontificated on North Korea, but also told concertgoers he thought they were the only ones who could understand his politics.
“People here are the only people on this planet Earth, [that] gave me support,” he says in the video below. “Thank you to all of you!
The star continued with a promise to the city that when the day comes for him to die, he wants to be buried in Chicago.
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam welcomed Dennis Rodman to the stage at his recent concert in Chicago.
Eddie Vedder on stage at the him back not long after and joked that he hoped that the day would be, as far away as possible.
As previously reported, Rodman is a kind of unofficial friend to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, even praising Trump for his recent meeting with him. Meanwhile, Pearl Jam has been in the spotlight on the artwork on one of the promotional posters in Montana. The poster depicted graphic images of not only Donald Trump’s corpse, but the White House on fire and leading AMERICAN monuments in flames.
Despite their opposing political positions, Rodman seems to have a soft spot for Pearl Jam given that he is the credits of one of their albums with the save of his life in 2017, in an interview with Relix.
“I went and got that album [Ten] and I’d played it every day. For some reason, [‘Black’] was on, I think that saved my life,” he said.
You can watch a part of Rodman’s Pearl Jam’s speech below.