While she’s since apologized and broke down on her Instagram live for her regretful words towards a heckler at a comedy show this past weekend, NeNe Leakes will no longer serve as host for the upcoming Xscape reunion tour.
Moreover, the famed ’90s girl group released a statement this morning (Oct. 12) claiming they were “dismayed” by Leake’s remarks, and their endless support for all women, especially rape victims, trumps her apology.
Additionally, the group added:
“This tour is for and about our fans and we want to provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience for every single person who attends.” They also wished NeNe the best as she “navigates this very difficult period.”
In addition to her being let go as host, at the show in Oakland last weekend, the audience booed The Real Housewives of Atlanta star after saying she hoped a heckler got raped by their Uber driver.
Additionally, she stated:
“The uber driver, I hope he rape your ass tonight when he take you home.”
As a result of her comments, Leakes did apologize claiming she regretted uttering the words, especially since she herself has been a victim of abuse.
“As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used. I made a mistake and should have known better. I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. [I] am sorry.”
#PressPlay below to stream the footage of NeNe Leakes at her comedy show
So NENE LEAKES comes to Oakland at the Paramount, gets BOO'd then tells woman in crowd "she hopes the Uber driver that picks her up RAPES her" WOW. This is a prime example as to why EVERYBODY is NOT a comedian. Um @theshaderoom @kyle.anfernee @theclosetratchet yal gon post this or nah? ????????#neneleakes
Posted by Ta Mala Drake-Smith on Sunday, October 8, 2017