Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta opens up about her stripper past in her new book entitled, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice. During her time as a dancer, she went by the name Silk & now offers insight on why she once tworked the pole:
“Yes, I was a stripper – let the judgments ensue. [I stripped] for the sake of my son, and to restore my confidence in myself,” she explains. “My son was in private school, his father wasn’t chipping in for pull-ups or food, I had no job and no money coming in, the rent was past due, and the super told me and my roommate that our condo owner was about to put us out. It was about survival.”
The only thing that I’m a little salty about is that someone else had to say it first. I’m a huge advocate of speaking on YOU before someone else gets a chance to. Nonetheless, I still applaud her for providing information about her past that (technically) she didn’t have to.
Props to Pop Crunch