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NeNe Leakes Reveals She Had A ‘Breakdown’ After Rape Comment Controversy!

NeNe Leakes said she had a breakdown following the backlash she received after she told a heckler at one of her standup shows that she hoped the heckler was raped by an Uber driver on her ride home. E! News reports that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a tearful Instagram Live video on Friday, October 13, and opened up about how she’s coping with the controversy.

"A lot of people know me as NeNe who's laughing and talking," the Bravo star said in the live stream. "A lot of people don't know me as NeNe who, you know, would have a breakdown — a moment."

However, she let her fans know that she was doing OK. "Trust and believe me guys, I'm so OK." she said. "I'm in a great place today. I can't say that I've been in a great place these last few days, but I am so OK. I am so OK with everything."

Leakes then recounted the incident and apologized to her fans. "I never imagined ever ever ever stepping on stage and somebody screaming out 'Go kill yourself' to me," she said. "It literally took me somewhere else. I have apologized. I have let it go."

As previously reported, Leakes got fired from hosting The Great Xscape Tour following the incident.

She also got a little emotional when she thanked her fans for all of the text messages, flowers and social media support she received after the firing.

"Thank you guys. Thank you so much," she said. "Thank you. I am blessed and I am overwhelmed. I appreciate all the love."

Leakes apologized for her comments on Facebook shortly after the incident. "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," she 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."

In response to the firing, Xscape released the following statement: "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."

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