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NeNe Leakes Discusses Her Stripper Past; Says The Money Was Great For A Single Mother

There’s one Real Housewife who owns her past and that is RHOA‘s NeNe Leakes! She has never denied being a stripper to make ends meet as a college drop out and single mother. Before NeNe was very rich, bitch, she was on the pole to support herself and her son and she is opening up about that experience in her cover for Ebony magazine.

NeNe attended Morris Brown College for two years and at the age of 23 became pregnant with her first song and had to drop out. To support her child she looked to stripping for extra cash and she is not shy about that! NeNe reveals, “I used the name Holly and then Silk. I thought I made pretty good money. It was a great hustle.”

The money was so good that NeNe could walk onto that stage with a figure in mind and she would walk off with that money in her pocket…err…panties. NeNe says of the stripper lifestyle in Atlanta, “If I needed to make $1,000, I got dressed and went to the club. If me and my roommate needed $5,000 by the weekend, I would work all week. What you mentally wanted to make, you could make. Everybody dancing beside you is usually another student. Atlanta strip clubs are full of students. There are a lot of conventions there. You can make a ton of money. I remember working at the strip club about a month and then bought a new car. The money was fast.”

I respect that NeNe owns her past and her struggles and look where she is now! Clearly, stripping does not make you a bad person. Thoughts on what NeNe had to say?

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