The fallout continues for NeNe Leakes in the wake of her rape comments to a female heckler last weekend. During a stand-up comedy show in Oakland, Calif., the RHOA star, 49, told the woman she hoped her Uber driver raped her on her way home.
NeNe caught flack from the public for making light of sexual assault, especially in light of the recent arrests of Uber drivers for raping their female passengers.
In a video live-streamed Wednesday night, NeNe said, “I was so wrong in saying the ‘R’ word, because last thing I want to do is… I’ve been a woman of domestic abuse, so I never want to… cause harm to any other woman.”
Despite apologizing for her sins, R&B group Xscape dropped NeNe from their reunion tour.
In a statement released Thursday morning, the group said they were “dismayed” by NeNe’s rape comments and they wished her the best “as she navigates this very difficult period.”
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.”
Read the full text of Xscape’s statement below:
“Like many, we were dismayed by the recent remarks made by our talented colleague and friend Nene Leakes. 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. 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.”