After Getting Kicked Off Xscape’s Tour, Nene Leakes Responds To Her Latest Rape Controversy
NeNe Leakes hasn’t had the best week at all. Over the weekend, NeNe was hit with all types of backlash after she fired back at a concert heckler with rape comments. Of course, the heckling wasn’t very nice but NeNe saying she hoped the person would get raped by an Uber driver on the way home sent things over the top. NeNe eventually issued a statement of apology in response to the backlash, but unfortunately, her response wasn’t enough to stop the situation from creating a domino effect of problems. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was initially invited on The Great Xscape tour with Xscape, but now the group has responded to the situation.
Booted From The Tour:
According to US Weekly, Xscape has released a statement announcing that NeNe has been dropped from the tour for her rape remarks. “Like many, we were dismayed by the recent remarks made by our talented colleague and friend NeNe Leakes,” they wrote in a statement to TMZ. “As a result, we have decided to no longer proceed with her participation on our tour.”
“It was an unfortunate incident for which NeNe has since apologized and we wish her the best as she navigates this very difficult period. As strong supporters of all women, we know this decision is what is best,” they continued. “Our hearts go out to all female victims and we stand with you! This tour is for and about our fans and we want to provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience for every single person who attends. As always, we are grateful for the love and support and we look forward to seeing all of you at The Great Xscape tour.”
An Emotional Breakdown:
The latest announcement follows NeNe’s explanation for the incident. According to E! News, NeNe released an Instagram video about the fiasco and she revealed she was having a breakdown when everything happened over the weekend. “A lot of people know me as NeNe who’s laughing and talking,” she said. “A lot of people don’t know me as NeNe who, you know, would have a breakdown—a moment.” “Trust and believe me guys, I’m so OK.” she said. “I’m in a great place today. I can’t say that I’ve been in a great place these last few days, but I am so OK. I am so OK with everything.”
Apparently, it all happened so fast. We all know NeNe is very outspoken so when the heckler came at her, she wasted no time firing back. “I never imagined ever ever ever stepping on stage and somebody screaming out ‘Go kill yourself’ to me. It literally took me somewhere else. I have apologized. I have let it go. Thank you guys. Thank you so much,” she said, getting teary-eyed. “Thank you. I am blessed and I am overwhelmed. I appreciate all the love.”