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Andretta Tilman – A women airbrushed from the history of one of the biggest stars on the planet.

Twenty years ago in Houston, Texas there was a lady with a vision. Andretta Tilman would use her knowledge of the music industry and here unmistakable eye for talent to seek out the most precocious young female musicians in the Lone Star State, The girls she would select to work with would go on to make a mark in the industry that will never be forgotten.

Andretta Tillman truly was the driving force in launching the legendary careers of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child.

Beyoncé has become widely recognized as the greatest entertainer of the current music era, and Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female groups of all time.

The unmistakable panache and ‘It’ factor displayed by Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child on stage, was rooted in them through Andretta’s influence and tutelage. From the genesis of Girls Tyme to the meteoric heights to which they would rise

The hidden part of the story is Andretta’s enormous contribution and sacrifice to set the girls on their way to the very top. Hidden that is, until now.

In the new Amazon movie release, Girls Tyme “Making a Child of Destiny” Documentary details Andretta’s contributions to the rise of Queen Beyoncé and her Destiny’s Child mate

It is a story full of dizzying highs, shocking lows that ended in triumph for Beyoncé and tragedy for Tilman.

Along with her husband ……, the Tilmans had long dreamed of breaking into to the music industry and when a tragic car accident in October 1996, took the life of …… along with that of her two year old daughter….Andretta refused to let the dream die along with her loving husband and adored daughter. She drew on their inspiration to become even more determined and focused on her family’s goals than ever before.

For Andretta, the ……young ladies she hand-picked for Girls Tyme became her surrogate family.

Investing every last penny she had in making the girls and her own dream come true she would confound the doubters and secure Beyoncé and her band mates’ first record deal with Sony.

But the realization of a dream quickly turned into a nightmare as the outside influence of amongst others, Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles, Who Andretta knew would eventually tear the group apart.  Ultimately leaving Andretta Tilman contributions forgotten and her heartbroken as she laid on her death bed 1997.


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.”

Unauthorized Beyoncé Bio to Reveal Inside Deets on ‘SolangeGate’

*If you’re still wondering what really went down between Solange and Jay Z in that elevator, you may be in luck.

Reporting on the unauthorized biography, “Becoming Beyoncé,” MadameNoire.com mentioned that the book’s author, J. Randy Taraborrelli, will divulge specific details surrounding the infamous encounter.

The revelation is one of many supposedly coming from the book, which Taraborrelli says is “based on exhaustive research” that includes “exclusive interviews with the people in the superstar’s life who have been pivotal to her personal and professional development.”

Pivotal persons contributing to the page-turner include former Destiny’s Child manager Brian Moore. Moore is also The author of the Making of A Child of Destiny ” The Andretta Tillman Story” Which details the true rise of Beyonce and Destiny’s Child.



Beyoncé’s 1st boyfriend of 10 years and what happened to him.

* How many boyfriends she really had.

* Why Jay Z & Beyoncé’s story is indeed a love story through and through – one that has never really been told.

* How did Rihanna come between Beyoncé and Jay Z?

* Beyoncé’s relationship with her father before and after she fired him and why she fired him.

* Why she really created Sasha Fierce.

* What really happened in the elevator between Jay Z and Beyoncé’s sister Solange?

The biography will also shine a light on many of the Beyoncé’s professional “firsts” while touching on her personal life.

“Becoming Beyoncé” is slated to arrive in stores on October 27. With all these interesting questions and issues explore and Beyoncé’s notorious rep for letting you know only what she wants you to know about her private life, is this enough for you to invest in Taraborrelli’s upcoming book?

Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2015/07/unauthorized-beyonce-bio-to-reveal-inside-deets-on-solangegate/#UYK2P0lskpjhoZft.99




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.