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Beyoncé Former Manager Signs Deal on Her Death Bed.

Long before Mathew and Tina Knowles were protecting Beyoncé from the dreads of the music industry and reporters. They proved they would do anything to protect Beyoncé interest. As the bombshell biography Becoming Beyoncé, by J. Randy Taraborrelli, continues to make headlines, Andretta Tillman friends Pat Felton speaks exclusively on seeing Andretta Tillman signing documents on her death bed at the request of Tina Knowles.

On that Friday morning Andretta seemed much better, after having a terrible time, suffering a heart attack and kidney failure. As Cholotte and I walked up to Andretta’ room doorway, much to our surprise we saw Andretta and Tina. Ann was sitting upright in bed signing documents. She details in Becoming Beyoncé. ”After she finished, Andretta handed the documents back to Tina, who inserted them into a manila envelope. “You really do look so much better to me,” Tina told her. “I’ll check on you later, Ann,” she said. “God bless you.” She held Andretta’s hand for a few moments before taking her leave, nodding at Pat and Cholotte as she departed.”  Felton states she asked “Ann, what in the world were you doing?” you are in intensive care, “Are you okay to sign documents?” Ann then said “Oh, it was nothing,” “Just some papers having to do with Destiny’s Child.”  Felton stated “Ann should not have been signing anything in her condition especially not legal documents.” “I didn’t know if Ann had called Tina, or how Tina ended up being there with these papers. It really concerned me.”  According to the book by J. Randy Taraborrelli we now know what was in the document she was signing, Destiny’s Child Management papers that would be used to take money away from Tillman’s sons in a future lawsuit

Felton recalls,   ” About an hour later we waited in a small room. Suddenly a set of double doors swung wide open and out came Andretta on a gurney, surrounded by a medical team. That rushed her back to ICU were she later died.

The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story”, a memoir by Tillman’s Partner and Knowles family friend Brian Moore, claimed at Tillman funeral he and Mathew Knowles had a dispute.Where Knowles appeared to be out of control as he said some unkind words about Tillman before storming off and not attending the services.

Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles, could barely hide his rampant drug use.

Mathew was known to go in Tillman “garage to do cocaine or other drugs” during rehearsals for Beyonce’s group, Moore claimed. He “would come back ranting and raving … yelling and carrying on,” and would attend important meetings about her future career “high as a kite.”

Cocaine was only one of his vices. An admitted sex addict, Mathew often cheated on wife Tina, the book said. According to the new blockbuster biography, Becoming Beyonce, desperate Tina even once turned to drug dealing brown for help. Moore claims Tillman confronted Brown, and asked him if he was supplying Knowles with drugs, a claim he denied.

But even as those around Knowles began to notice his frequent drug-induced rages, he only “increased … his drug use,” Moore wrote. “It was getting out of control. He started lying even more to Tina and giving her the impression that there were meetings going on … Mathew used them as a cover for extramarital affairs with different women.”

And Tina would not take it. Brown told Radar that tensions between Tina and Mathew Knowles often boiled over into explosive fights. “Have you seen the show ‘Empire’?” he joked. “That whole thing between them was like ‘Empire’ before the TV show!” He eventually went to rehab for sex addiction and the couple’s divorce was finalized in 2011.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s best friend and another member of Girl’s Tyme, LaTavia Roberson, was living her own private hell as she was repeatedly molested by a Houston cop, the book alleged.

LaTavia has since confirmed the abuse, and according to Brian, it was that incident and witnessing Mathew’s rages that turned Beyoncé from a sweet Houston girl to a ruthless international pop icon.

“After this Beyoncé started to get thick skin,” he wrote. “She was more edgy and protective. You could see Beyoncé sort of grow up.”

THE MAKING OF A CHILD OF DESTINY TO BENEFIT LUPUS

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DONATIONS BY AUTHORS AND PUBLISHER TO BENEFIT LUPUS FOUNDATION

The number of authors and publishers donating portions of their royalties and profits to charities has grown significantly in recent years, according to publishing executives, with the result that some of the beneficiaries will receive six- and even seven-figure windfalls. Destiny’s former manager Andretta Tillman died of Lupus in 1997, and her honor of today Dousic Publishing announced proceeds from Brian K. Moore’s book The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story”, will go to the Lupus Foundation of America.
By donating proceeds for every copy sold of “The Andretta Tillman Story” Dousic Publishing will distribute a minimum of $20,000 among a variety of programs to combat Lupus, And royalties and profits from The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story.” Moore hopes by raising awareness and benefiting Lupus, “The Andretta Tillman Story “becomes an official book of triumph for the Lupus Foundation.

Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child Rise to Fame The True Story

After years of silence, Brian K. Moore finally sets the record straight about the making of the international phenomenon, Destiny’s Child. In his new book The Making of a Child of Destiny: The Andretta Tillman Story, Moore, former co-manager and partner of Tillman, tells the unforgettable story of her journey that led to the overwhelming success of Beyoncé Knowles and Destiny’s Child. For years, Matthew Knowles has been thought to be the driving force behind his daughter’s stardom, but this heart-wrenching tale exposes the behind-the-scenes reality of Destiny’s Child’s rise to fame and how it was actually Tillman that created and managed the group until her untimely death in 1997. In his long-overdue book, Moore details how Knowles maneuvered his way onto the management team and the struggles that went with it. Moore writes, “No one can argue that [Tillman] indeed was a launching pad and catalyst to their success and for her to miss out on this night was disheartening to say the least.”
Speaking to the fans, he also sheds light on the difficult childhoods of Latavia Robertson and Kelly Rowland, and divulges many other never before heard facts about this remarkable true story. Moreover, this book touches on events along the group’s journey to destiny that still have an impact on Beyoncé and the other members today.
 
In 1997, a girl group like none ever before took the world by storm. Now, the true story will be told for the very first time. The Making of a Child of Destiny is a tale of hope, faith, and triumph, and a testament to what can be achieved when one dares to dream. Tillman’s son, Armon, has stated, “When I heard Kenny Moore would finally write a book on how my mom created and managed Destiny’s Child, it was all I could do to say ‘it is about time’.” The book also features the documented words of Beyoncé and the other group members affectionately thanking “Ms. Ann” for guiding them through to success; from Star Search all the way through to the Elektra deal, and finally to their Sony deal.
With 17 years having passed since his time spent working with the group, Moore remarked, “I knew reminiscing on those days of giving Beyoncé and the other members of Destiny’s Child their big break, and my friend Andretta Tillman, would be a difficult undertaking.” The final product is a passionate book, dedicated to the truth, and the whole truth. From the joys, to the set-backs, the defeats and triumphs, the heartbreak and the loss. The Making of a Child of Destiny is a special piece of work meant to honor a great woman, and to finally offer the public the answers to questions they have been asking for years. With their destiny fulfilled, it’s time to let the truth be heard.