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NeNe Leakes

In an episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes responds to the fallout from her horrible decision to drop a rape joke during a stand-up routine.

Leakes, who calls herself a part-time comedian, came under fire for a rape joke made while she was a part of the Xscape tour last year.

In the ‘RHOA’ preview, Nene explains her side of the story to Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton.

She tells them that she was telling a joke about Uber and didn’t know that the rideshare service originated in the Bay Area, where she was performing, and there were a lot of Uber people in the audience.

When a woman in the audience told the reality TV star to kill herself, Leakes fired back with: “I hope you get raped by an Uber driver.”

Leakes breaks down to her ‘RHOA’ co-stars: “I did [apologize]. Everybody is on my case. For a person to tell me to kill myself. That don’t even make sense.”

She goes on to say in confessional: “The problem is that you see red all of a sudden. And I know that it can go somewhere so quick. And you did not even mean for it to go there.”

Many fans feel that Nene is a hypocrite for dropping the ‘rape’ joke because she’s a sexual assault survivor.

Do you think that Nene is sincerely sorry for what happened? Were people too hard on her?



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12 thoughts on “NeNe Leakes Cries As She Defends Her ‘Uber Rape Joke’

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    Can you imagine that lady in the audience yelling something insulting to DL Hughley? That lady would be trying to sue because he would verbally roast her behind and it would have over a million views on YouTube. If you don’t like a comedian, musician, or the stage play doesn’t meet your expectations; get up quietly and walk out. Guzzle your favorite beverage or sleep. Let them do their job. Someone else might actually be enjoying the show. I don’t know, it was a joke directed at one person. Pretty soon comics are going to be like unicorns.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    I’m no nene fan, just so we’re clear, but the fan telling nene to go kill herself wasn’t right from the jump, it wasn’t a nice thing to say. I don’t know the content or the reason why she told her that, perhaps they’ve had words previous. Who knows. I’m pretty sure other “comedians” have said far worst, but I understand today’s climate related to sexual assault. I do think Nene should have been more cautious and chosen something different simply due to the fact she herself was a victim. Not a good look.

    • leadjustone on said:

      specialt757, I agree with you. NeNe has been in the spotlight long enough to know that there is some stuff, you just can’t joke about. She still has no filter.

      • Amber on said:

        And that audience member should know better as well. NeNe gets on my nerves but she is not wrong on this one.

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