During a standup comedy show on Saturday, NeNe Leakes lost her temper with a heckler in the audience.
Leakes was performing at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, when she started to joke about male Uber drivers who tried to have sex with female passengers. The audience started to boo the joke, and Leakes got agitated, taking out her frustration on one woman in the audience in particular.
“I ain’t even gonna tell you about the goddamn Uber driver. I hope he rape yo’ a** tonight when he take you home, bi**h,” she said. “And steal yo’ funky hello kitty, bi**h.”
So NENE LEAKES comes to Oakland at the Paramount, gets BOO'd then tells woman in crowd "she hopes the Uber driver that picks her up RAPES her" WOW. This is a prime example as to why EVERYBODY is NOT a comedian. Um @theshaderoom @kyle.anfernee @theclosetratchet yal gon post this or nah? 💁🏾#neneleakes
Posted by Ta Mala Drake-Smith on Sunday, October 8, 2017
While it is not yet clear why Leakes singled out this woman in particular for her fury, she has since issued an apology.
“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. As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used. I have made a mistake and I should have known better. I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. I am sorry,” Leakes wrote on Instagram.