Marlo Hampton Apologizes to NeNe Leakes
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
In fact, Marlo even apologized to Leakes and the rest of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars for the role she played in all of the drama.
But she did want to make it clear that she only felt the need to stand up for herself:
I realize how we women sometimes tear each other apart in anger when in truth we’re really just feeling hurt or betrayed. But that’s not the woman I want to be.
I don’t want to be a Diva who seeks to destroy another with words or “reads,” while the crowds cheer on our bloodsport ratchetness. No one wins, except the ratings of course! Believe me, I’m not mad about that, (no ratings, no show!) I just think we have more to offer. Don’t you agree?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not backing down, giving up or punking out. Trust and believe, I will NOT be Bullied at anytime by anyone!
Now realizing that her friendship with NeNe is officially done, she still offers an apology for her actions:
Whether I want to be or not, I am a role model to my glam it up girls, nieces, goddaughters and other young women who are watching and imitating my behavior. I need to do better. I can’t promise you I’ll turn the other cheek if I’m slapped, (don’t suggest anyone try me, I’m not there yet) but be patient ya’ll, God is still working on me!
So… I apologize for my part in this shameful drama that reinforces stereotypes about who we are as black women. And pray that one day we’ll realize nobody wins when even one of us loses.
To all the RHOA/Bridesmaids I have offended: Phaedra, Kandi, Kim, Sheree, Diana, Pat and NeNe, I apologize. We may never be friends or see eye to eye on anything, (and I’m cool with that!) however, I don’t need to tear you down to build myself up. I know who I am – The Diva, Marlo Patrice Hampton and I am the spotlight, but so are you. Let’s all bask in it. God made sure there would be enough shine for all of us.