Dennis Rodman And Chris Cuomo Get Into Heated Exchange

While visiting North Korea, former NBA star Dennis Rodman got into a heated interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. INSIDE EDITION has the story.

Sparks flew as Dennis Rodman was grilled by CNN morning anchor Chris Cuomo over his controversial trip to North Korea.

Rodman said, "We have to go back to America and take the abuse. Do you have to take the abuse we are going to take? Do you sir, take that abuse? Let me know sir, if you are going to take that abuse we are going to take?"

Rodman is in the hermit nation with 11 other American basketball players. They're due to play a game Wednesday to mark the birthday of North Korean boy tyrant Kim Jong Un, who just ordered the execution of his own uncle, reportedly by throwing him into a pit filled with starving attack dogs.

Cuomo spoke to the American players via satellite from the North Korean capital and that's when Rodman just lost it.

Cuomo said, "Don't use these guys as shield for you, Dennis"

Rodman replied, "Really, really? I don't give a [expletive] what you think. I don't give a rats ass what the hell you think!"

So, who are the guys joining Rodman in North Korea? They're mostly former NBA players. Their average age is 48. One guy once admitted showing up for NBA practice after boozing. One of the men is the husband of a star on Basketball Wives L.A.