90s R&B group, Xscape, kicked NeNe Leakes off of their “The Great Xscape Tour” after her horrendous comments towards an audience member at her comedy show. Leakes was supposed to be the warm-up act for the crowd with her comedy routine.
Leakes has come under fire, after telling a heckler at her Oakland comedy show, “The uber driver, I hope he rape your ass tonight when he take you home.” A video was taken of the incident went viral quickly after. She’s received major backlash for her words.
In response to the incident, Xscape released a statement saying, “This tour is for and about our fans and we want to provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience for every single person who attends.” It’s obvious that they don’t want to be associated with any of Mrs. Leakes’ shenanigans. They went on to wish her well.
Leakes also released a statement of her own, a public apology. She expresses, “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.”
Originally, the tour was supposed to be comprised of Xscape, Monica Brown, Tamar Braxton, and NeNe. Not only is Leakes a friend and RHOA castmate to group member Kandi Burruss, she’s also a friend of Tamar’s as well. Tamar has even had her appear in her music video “If I Don’t Have You” off her sophomore album Calling All Lovers. Tamar is also best friends with Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Harris and has spent time with Kandi too; mostly through Tiny.
The only questions left is if the incident will drop attendence the remainder of Leakes’ comedy shows and who will Xscape replace her with on the tour? We already know that Tamar’s former co-host, comedian Loni Love is totally out of the question. They could always get Kevin Hart‘s ex-wife Torrei Hart, who’s also a comedian.
Who do you think should get the spot?
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