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NeNe Leakes Apologizes For Rape Comment Directed At Comedy Show Heckler: “I Should Have Known Better”

NeNe Leakes is apologizing for controversial comments she made at a comedy show over the weekend. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star hosted the “Girls Night Out for Laughs” comedy event at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on Saturday.

The event featured Loni Love, Tiffany Haddish, Adele Givens, Melanie Comarcho, Hope Flood and DJ Lucci. While on stage, the reality star fired back at a heckler after reportedly being booed, reports PEOPLE.

“I ain’t even gonna to tell you about the God d–n Uber driver. I hope he rape yo ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,” Leakes said to the heckler in the video captured by an attendee courtesy via The Shade Room, which was met with boos from fellow audience members. “And steal yo’ funky hello kitty, bitch.”

Leakes took to social media on Monday to publicly apologize. “I truly regret and apologize for what I said from the stage in Oakland over the weekend. Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so,” Leakes wrote.

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“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,” she continued. “I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. I am sorry.”

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