The Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes has been making headlines and raising eyebrows with her no-holds-barred sass for nine years, but a recent comment made on stage has turned the Queen of Bloops into the Queen of Oops as she does something she rarely EVER does: apologize.
“I truly regret and apologize for what I said from the stage in Oakland over the weekend,” NeNe said in a statement posted on her Facebook and Instagram pages. “Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so. 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.”
In case you missed it, NeNe made the regretful remark while performing during the “Girls Nite Out for Laughs” stand-up comedy show at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. It’s still not clear exactly what the audience member said, but NeNe retorted by saying “I hope your Uber driver rapes you’re a** tonight, b*tch.” She adds something about Hello Kitty, but I can’t quite make it out. Here’s the clip:
According to reports, Bravo is trying to secure the rights to the video of NeNe’s rape comment — so don’t be surprised if it becomes a topic of conversation on the show this season.
Meanwhile, NeNe is NOT backing away from her recent comments about RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Kim’s 20-year-old daughter Brielle. NeNe called Kim, Brielle and the entire Biermann family (!!!) racists after Brielle filmed a video inside of NeNe’s bathroom that included an insect that is being called a roach despite not being a roach at all. (You can catch up on ALL THAT drama here and here.)
In the most recent exchange between NeNe and the Bierwomenn, NeNe responds to Kim and Brielle’s comments on Twitter alleging that ***someone*** abuses prescription drugs. “I see she got a refill again ?” Kim tweeted. Brielle responded with: “just because it’s prescribed doesn’t mean you can’t abuse it! #chageurdose”
NeNe caught wind of the mother/daughter exchange and responded with the assumption the comments were about her. “See what I’m saying! Kim hasn’t been around me in years,” NeNe wrote. “When She came to my white party, it was the first time I had been around her in years! She would be the last to know anything abt me. She gone find herself in court if she keeps playing this game.” NeNe signed off with the hash tags #whitetrash and #racist
Earlier today, Kim Zolciak Biermann appeared on The Real and tried to explain exactly what happened with the Brielle “roach” video:
“I have a problem with [NeNe] calling me racist and I have a problem with hashtagging ‘KKK’ so end of story,” Kim added. So how is she dealing with it? Kim was not specific but says “I’m handling it.” She adds: “It’s one thing to banter back and forth and we’re both on the same show, but this is a little too far for me.”
NeNe has sense responded to The Real clip above with a comment left in The Shade Room:
Liesssssss! Kim sent it in a group text to [Sheree, Cynthia, Marlo, Porsha, and Kandi] NOT a housewife! All the ladies but I can’t fdo the back and fourth with the lying girl because imma be the bad guy regardless! If you look at the video, you can see her daughter zoom in on the bug and she makes a face but I give up
I’ve been following this whole thing fairly closely and I agree with NeNe in that is seems a bit farfetched to suggest Brielle’s video recorded in NeNe’s bathroom was completely innocent. That being said, I believe NeNe is going WAY over the top with the racist claims against Kim and her family. I enjoyed the Kim vs. NeNe fights back in the day just as much as anyone, but whether NeNe’s accusations are true or not, this one is not entertaining in the least.