'RHOA' star NeNe Leakes on rape remark: 'I regret the words I used'
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ("RHOA") star NeNe Leakes might have forgotten that she is not on the reality show when she slammed an audience with an inappropriate remark during a stand-up performance during the weekend. This is the second time for this month that the spotlight was put on the star.
A video uploaded on Facebook has Leakes making appalling statements in front of a crowd. She was at the event for a stand-up act on Saturday at Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, when one of the audience booed the star.
This ignited Leakes to fire back at the critic, saying "I ain't even gonna get to tell you about the God d--n Uber driver. I hope he rape yo ass tonight when he take you home, bitch!" to which she garnered louder boos from the majority of the crowd.
Amid the hot water Leakes is in, she took it to Facebook to apologize for her offensive statement toward the heckler. In the post, she expressed remorse over her comment. "As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used," she added.
Meanwhile, Uber, via their representative, denounced Leakes' statement, saying "Comments like these disrespect those affected by sexual assault and minimizes the seriousness of a societal issue that affects millions."
Last week, Leakes lashed out at "RHOA" co-star Kim Zolciak's 20-year-old daughter, "Don't be Tardy" star Brielle Biermann, for a Snapchat video uploaded by the latter. The video shows a roach on the floor of Leakes' house.
Leakes reposted the video with a caption calling Biermann racist. "My home is Brand New but you guys were so jealous of it, you couldn't even give a compliment. You had to stoop so low and be so disgusting #racisttrash #jealous," the caption stated. According to US Magazine, Zolciak had gotten lawyer Marty Singer to take care of malicious statements made by Leakes to her daughter.