UPDATE: Xscape release the following press release on Thursday October 12th, eight days after the addition of Nene was announced.
“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.”
I was pretty confused when it was announced that Nene Leakes was joining the Xscape tour recently. I said that Nene would never last on the road. Well as it turns out, she’s never going to be on the first stop.
All mentions of Nene on The Great Escape Tour have been scrubbed on social media. Presumably, the ladies had concerned after Nene told a heckler that she hoped she got raped by her Uber driver on the way home.
I never understood why Kandi would want to have Nene on the tour in the first place. It’s not like they are that close. Can you really imagine being on a tour bus with Nene Leakes for weeks at a time? It makes no sense.
I knew that Bravo would not penalize Nene in any way for her bad behavior. But good for Xscape for taking a stand and making it clear that telling someone they hope they get raped from the stage of a show is not acceptable and there will be consequences. I wonder if she had any of her other events cancelled?
Do you think Xscape did the right thing?