"As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used," she continued. "I made a mistake and I should have known better. I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. I am sorry."
Despite the apology, Leakes was still fired from her hosting duties on the reunion tour of '90s R&B group Xscape, which features her RHOA co-star Kandi Burruss.
In a statement obtained by ET, the group wrote, "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," the statement continued. "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.'”