Book Claims Mathew Knowles Was Addicted to Cocaine, Cheated “over and over”
This year seems to be the year when every possible thing about the Knowles family is bared for all to see! Everyone, inside and outside Queen Bey’s family, has one thing or another to say about how things were way back when.
Most of the dirty laundry that is being aired in public comes from the biography “Becoming Beyoncé,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Among the many revelations the book has brought out about the diva are details of how her father, Mathew, was a serial cheater and also battled a cocaine addiction.
The book tells about how “the dark demons of addiction were running wild” in the Knowles’ home. The addiction, in turn, pushed Mathew to cheat on Tina Knowles – over and over again.
Brian Moore, a family friend and author of the memoir “The Making of a Child of Destiny,” wrote that Mathew could barely hide his rampant use of drugs.
Andretta Tillman was Beyoncé’s mentor and manager of her first group, “Girl’s Tyme” while her nephew, Brown Tillman, helped raise Beyoncé.
Moore claims Mathew would go to the Tillman’s garage “to do cocaine or other drugs” while his daughter rehearsed. He would return “ranting and raving” and “yelling and carrying on.” He would also attend decisive meetings about his daughter’s future career as “high as a kite.”
The drug use wasn’t the only problem with Mathew, who has admitted that he is a $ex addict. He would cheat on his wife, so much so, that Tina once confronted Brown, who used to sell drugs, and asked if he was supplying Mathew; a claim he denied.
Mathew continued to increase 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.”
Things got out of hand and Tina refused to live with it, resulting in explosive fights between husband and wife.
Mathew went to rehab for $ex addiction but it didn’t help much as the couple’s divorce was finalized in 2011.
It was witnessing her father’s rages and the molesting of “Girl’s Tyme” member LaTavia Roberson by a Houston cop that transformed Beyoncé from a sweet girl into the pop icon she is today.
“After this, Beyoncé started to get thick skin. She was more edgy and protective. You could see Beyoncé sort of grow up,” Moore wrote.