Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was involved in a high-profile relationship with singer Madonna during the 1990s, and two decades later, he has shared some of the wildest details from their time together.
During an interview on 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Rodman claimed that Madonna once offered him $20 million to impregnate her (starting around the 11:43 mark).
The five-time NBA champion also revealed Madonna once called him while he was "rolling the dice in Vegas" to inform him that she was ovulating. After Rodman put a hold on the table, he hopped on a plane Madonna had sent for him and flew to New York. Afterward, he went right back to Vegas.
"I tried," Rodman said of his attempt to conceive with Madonna.
This is not the first time Rodman has publicly discussed his relationship with Madonna. He previously did so in January 2016 with Graham Bensinger:
Clearly, Rodman is more than open about his private life.
Question: It's fitting we're talking as North Korea has launched another test missile. Do you feel your Kim Jong-Un outreach is your "greatest legacy," as you state in the doc?
Dennis Rodman: I don’t like to talk about North Korea too much. It was a very integral part of my life after basketball. I’m glad I did it. And it’s over. But I’ve moved on.
Q: I was surprised to see Michael Jordan participating, but why no fellow Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen?
Rodman: Yeah, that's cool about Michael. He doesn't do too many things. But Scottie? I'm going to see him tomorrow. He was going through some things in his family life when we asked him. He couldn’t do it. But he sent his congratulations and said sorry.
Q: Many voices in 'Better or Worse' say you really idolized Jordan. True?
Rodman: It wasn’t that. But we were competitors all the way through. He didn’t care. Whatever it took to win, (even) if he had to sacrifice his body, his mind, his soul. He lived basketball. I saw this guy sick. And you saw him mesmerize other opponents, they didn't know how to play him.
Q: The segment where you dated Madonna was quicker than I expected, and Madonna didn't take part. Why?
Rodman: We didn’t ask her or (ex wife Carmen Electra). We had a nice little fling. That came and gone. Madonna didn’t influence me to be a fashion and creative guru. We came together in the perfect time. She was stagnating in her career, and I was coming up. We helped to motivate each other, going in the same direction at that particular time.
Q: San Antonio Spurs coach John Lucas tells a great story about you bringing Madonna into the locker room. What's your recollection of that?
Rodman: She saw me the last game of the season in Los Angeles in 1994. She was sitting in the front row with her friends, looking all Madonna-ish. After the game, she’s sitting at my locker. I was like, 'What the hell are you doing here?' I didn’t invite her. She just came in and sat down. And all the players were like, 'What the hell is she doing here?' They didn’t care; they had their towels on. They just wanted their picture with her. She was not shocked, she was just laughing, talking with the guys. And I went back to her house. That was my life with San Antonio. I was living the basketball life and the rock-star life.
Q: David Robinson still seems vexed by your championship-free tenure with the Spurs.
Rodman: It’s hard to describe that. We got along, we didn’t get along. We somewhat played together well, but didn’t communicate very well. He didn’t know what to think of me. But as long as we were winning, and successful, we thought it would blow over. But it never did blow over.
Q: It didn't blow over because you didn’t win a championship?
Rodman: It could have worked, but it didn’t work. I’m thinking to myself, thank God we didn’t win a championship in San Antonio. I thank my lucky stars. Because If I would have won a championship with San Antonio, I still would have been there. I never would have made it to the Chicago Bulls, and Chicago wouldn’t have won those three championships. So it’s a blessing in disguise.
Q: Does Wesley Snipes know you stole his hair from 1993's 'Demolition Man,' as mentioned in the documentary?
Rodman: No. When I first went to San Antonio and had my hair dyed at the mall (that came before) my girlfriend at the time said, 'Let’s go to the movie.' And she picked 'Demolition Man.'
Q: The wedding dress to promote your 1996 autobiography is a classic. Would it shock people now?
Rodman: Hell, no. After I thought of that idea, I came to the hotel and was riding a stationary bike in the gym. And I looked to my left, and there was (Aerosmith's) Steven Tyler on the bike next to me. I said 'Steven, what do you think about this idea?' I’m thinking about wearing a wedding dress to my book signing.' And he flipped out. He was like, 'That’s awesome; that’s great.' I never knew wearing a wedding dress on Fifth Avenue was going to make that impact.