NeNe Leakes suffered an emotional breakdown over backlash for telling a heckler that she hopes she gets raped.
The unfortunate incident took place during her comedy show last Saturday night in Oakland, California. You can read all about it here.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 49, posted a video on Instagram of herself crying while being comforted by a friend.
Through tears, NeNe says:
“It’s cause I said the wrong thing back.” Her friend responds, “You said it in a moment of passion. It wasn’t something that you — wrote in your script — that was something that happened in an instant.”
The woman speaking to NeNe reveals that the heckler made racist remarks and even told the reality diva to kill herself — which fostered the controversial comeback from the reality star.
“Racism is very real, and it’s unfortunate that it had to come out that way,” Nene’s friend tells her as she continues wiping tears from her eyes. “But you know, it’s unfortunate to tell somebody to go kill themselves, too. Because had you killed yourself that night, would this woman be going through that?”
NeNe responds that people “don’t care,” what the other person said to cause to her lash out, “All they care about is what I said.”
NeNe goes on to explain that she meant no harm and deeply regrets the incident.
“At the end of the day, I never want to cause harm to anybody else, not in that kind of way,” NeNe adds. “Everybody who knows me, knows that I never would want that to happen.”
Press play to watch NeNe’s tearful meltdown below.
On Monday, NeNe posted an apology on Instagram, “Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so…I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies.”