Mathew Knowles Battled Cocaine Addiction In Early Days Of Destiny’s Child
Secrets and rumors keep pouring out from the new Beyonce tell-all, full of stories from former friends and distant family members with dirt on the diva and her life pre-superstardom. Now, details of Mathew Knowles’ lifetime of dirty dog ways are leaking, alleging that he cheated on Mama Tina Knowles for ages and went on secret yayo ragers while the Destiny’s Child girls practiced in their home. Via RadarOnline:
Sadly, the dark demons of addiction were running wild in young Beyonce’s own home. According to another family friend, her own father was a cocaine-snorting serial cheater in those early years.
The Making of a Child of Destiny, a memoir by Knowles family friend Brian Moore, claimed 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.”
Moore says Mathew’s drug use fueled his rumored sex addiction, and he cheated on Tina over and over again in addition to flying into drug-induced rages. However the more obvious it became what was going on, the more he wanted his nose candy and the less he cared who knew…
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.
SMH. Everyone has business to tell and a story to sell on this family. Do you think that this account of Mathew’s love affair with “white girl” has any truth to it?