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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.”

Dousic Entertainment to Adapt DESTINY’S CHILD Book for Film & TV.

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DOUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP announced today the development of two separate film and television adaptations from Brian K. Moore’s original book on the birth of Destiny’s Child. Released in late 2014, Brian K. Moore’s The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story” has been well received as the only first-hand account, from someone who was there through the band’s inception, organic growth, and eventual world domination. Moore and screenwriter James A. Pearson began first round discussions on both the motion picture and television projects with online studios; cable and network representatives at CES 2015 in Las Vegas last week.

The two new Destiny’s Child movies will be based on the Moore book which is a first hand account of the woman who created and discovered the band. As opposed to being a tell all – Moore’s book pays homage to the woman behind discovering Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child. The book is a tribute to the fact that the band is a modern day Jackson Five – and to the fact that Andretta Tillman was the mentor and one person whose tenacity continually made sure the band succeeded.

“The reason I wrote the book is simple. I promised I would not let what she did be forgotten as her story is one of hope, faith, and triumph, and a testament of what can be overcome and achieved when one dares to dream.” Said author Brian K. Moore “The reach of film and television are helping me keep my word to her. It’s not about dirty laundry to me so much to me as a great story of Denise vs.Ten Goliaths. Andretta was a natural wonder.”

For Moore the reaction to the book has rebirthed conversations about his deceased mentor, friend, and partner Ann Tillman in his conversations. He is committed and on a mission to tell one story, without gossip or unfounded claims, he simply wants to show the universe the key role Tillman she played in creating Destiny’s Child. He is also been humbled by his recent participation in the upcoming official Beyoncé Bio by acclaimed biographer, J.

“When I was approached by J. Randy and his team to contribute to the official Beyoncé Biography, I was hesitant and protective of Beyoncé and the bands history, but when they said they wanted to know more about Andretta they had my attention.” Said Moore

“Her official bio seeking Moore out as a source for validation and his eyewitness account is a unique validation of the fact that he was there for every point of this bands pertinent history,” said James A. Pearson of Brooklyn Media Group. “Brian is very protective of this story in a way that is a testament to his feelings for the band and that initial team. It’s a great story of a strong woman who could not be stopped in her quest to make other young women stronger, when I see Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child toughness and determination, Andretta’s dream lives on today. It’s a story made for film and I am happy to be part of her legacy finding suitable production partners to create two great films.”

The teleplay will cover the bands growth from a young adult perspective while the feature will center more on the adults behind the award winning band. Both films center how Tillman secured both the Elektra and Columbia/Sony record deals, as well as created and managed the group, formerly known as Girls Tyme, up to the time of her death.