NeNe Leakes dropped from Xscape host gig after rape joke

NeNe Leakes dropped from Xscape host gig after rape joke


NeNe Leakes has been dropped from her hosting gig for Xscape’s upcoming US tour due to a cruel rape joke she aimed at a heckler.

The American R&B quartet released a statement on Thursday saying they were ‘dismayed’ by the 49-year-old reality star’s remarks and were no longer proceeding with having her services on the road.

During Leakes’ stand up gig in Oakland over the weekend she was seemingly losing the crowd when she went after one specific audience member.

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Ouch: NeNe Leakes has been dropped from her hosting gig for Xscape's upcoming US tour due to a cruel rape joke she aimed at a heckler, as she is pictured last month in Atlanta

Ouch: NeNe Leakes has been dropped from her hosting gig for Xscape's upcoming US tour due to a cruel rape joke she aimed at a heckler, as she is pictured last month in Atlanta

Ouch: NeNe Leakes has been dropped from her hosting gig for Xscape’s upcoming US tour due to a cruel rape joke she aimed at a heckler, as she is pictured last month in Atlanta

Taking a stand: The American R&B quartet - consisting of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tameka Harris and Tamika Scott (pictured from left to right) - released a statement on Thursday saying they were 'dismayed' by the reality star's remarks

Taking a stand: The American R&B quartet - consisting of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tameka Harris and Tamika Scott (pictured from left to right) - released a statement on Thursday saying they were 'dismayed' by the reality star's remarks

Taking a stand: The American R&B quartet – consisting of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tameka Harris and Tamika Scott (pictured from left to right) – released a statement on Thursday saying they were ‘dismayed’ by the reality star’s remarks

In the midst of her rant, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star disgustingly said: ‘I hope he [Uber driver] rapes your a** tonight b**ch.’

It’s unclear what the audience member said that sparked Leakes’ reaction but it was caught on video and posted to Facebook.

Xscape – featuring members LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, and Kandi Burruss – took a firm stance against the reality star’s statement.

Their statement said: ‘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. 

Tough times: The 49-year-old reality star - pictured in LA last month - did apologize for her actions but the foursome announced they no longer needed her services on the road

Tough times: The 49-year-old reality star - pictured in LA last month - did apologize for her actions but the foursome announced they no longer needed her services on the road

Tough times: The 49-year-old reality star – pictured in LA last month – did apologize for her actions but the foursome announced they no longer needed her services on the road

They're back! Xscape's 22-date US tour will begin in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Colisium on November 22 and will conclude in Los Angeles, California's Microsoft Theater on January 6

They're back! Xscape's 22-date US tour will begin in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Colisium on November 22 and will conclude in Los Angeles, California's Microsoft Theater on January 6

They’re back! Xscape’s 22-date US tour will begin in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Colisium on November 22 and will conclude in Los Angeles, California’s Microsoft Theater on January 6

‘It was an unfortunate incident for which Nene has since apologized and we wish her the best as she navigates this very difficult period.’

The all-female group also added that they are strong supporters to all women and felt like the decision was necessary despite Leakes’ previous apology.

 They added: ‘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.’

Out of hand: During Leakes' stand up gig in Oakland over the weekend she was seemingly losing the crowd when she went after one specific audience member

Out of hand: During Leakes' stand up gig in Oakland over the weekend she was seemingly losing the crowd when she went after one specific audience member

Out of hand: During Leakes’ stand up gig in Oakland over the weekend she was seemingly losing the crowd when she went after one specific audience member

Too far: In the midst of her rant, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star disgustingly said: 'I hope he [Uber driver] rapes your a** tonight b**ch'

Too far: In the midst of her rant, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star disgustingly said: 'I hope he [Uber driver] rapes your a** tonight b**ch'

Too far: In the midst of her rant, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star disgustingly said: ‘I hope he [Uber driver] rapes your a** tonight b**ch’

Xscape’s 22-date US tour will begin in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Colisium on November 22 and will conclude in Los Angeles, California’s Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2018.

Leakes’ apologized for her harsh words in Facebook Monday as she said she regretted her comments after footage of the exchange was posted online, causing outrage.

‘Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so,’ Leakes wrote.

‘As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used. I made a mistake and I should have known better. I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. I am sorry.’ 

Season 10 of RHOA will premiere on November 5 on Bravo. 

Too late to apologize: Leakes posted this apology on Facebook on Monday, saying she regretted her comments

Too late to apologize: Leakes posted this apology on Facebook on Monday, saying she regretted her comments

Too late to apologize: Leakes posted this apology on Facebook on Monday, saying she regretted her comments



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