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Our favorite troublemaker of the ATL’s Housewives, Nene Leakes reveals in her autobiography “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice,” that she used to be a stripper who went by the name Silk.

Here’s what she told the NY Daily News:

“Yes, I was a stripper – let the judgments ensue. I’m not ashamed,” she says in her book.

“What difference does it make if I danced or not?” she asks. “Is the sun going to stop shining? Is my past taking food out of your mouth?”

“[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.”

“I could make $500 off one guy just by turning him on,” she says. These men “were obviously there to see what I had, and I quickly realized that those men weren’t there to make me feel bad about myself.”

She also talks about Kim Zolciak in the book:

“I’m not sure if she’s been clinically diagnosed but I’m convinced that if she were to lie down on a doctor’s couch, a psychiatrist could surmise within minutes that Kim is a wack job.”

She adds that Kim “without question [is] the most superficial person I have ever come across in my life. If Kim doesn’t have labels and nice cars and an expensive home, she will literally die … gag me with two spoons.”

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