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Leslie Knope has spoken!
The comedienne cleared up that whole fiasco at the 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour on Thursday night after a reporter asked her about Shasheer.
"I'm so glad you asked that. I recently did an interview where they misquoted me out of context, as if I passed to respond on Sasheer's hiring. But I had done that interview many weeks ago and I had not got a chance to say congratulations officially to her.
We all know Sasheer and her work, and UCB is really proud to be associated with her. She was part of our diversity program many years ago and she's an awesome performer. So congratulations to her, I think we'd all like to say. … And congratulations to LaKendra [Tookes] and Leslie [Jones] for being hired [as writers] as well. It's awesome to see all those new faces at 'SNL.'"
Well, there's no bad blood there!