Beyonce’s life, before she became a superstar, has been exposed and it was allegedly bounded by illegal drugs and parental drama.
RadarOnline wrote that Beyonce began her career in Texas, where she was member of a group called “Girl’s Tyme.” The group was mentored by Andretta Tillman, whose nephew, Belfrey Brown, also helped raise and mentor Beyonce, the site said.
Brown admitted to RadarOnline that he was involved in illegal drugs at the time he was around the “Drunk In Love” singer.
“I did get caught up in a federal indictment and I had to leave them all behind to go to prison near Dallas. I was there for 12 years,” said Brown.
He said his aunt was the original manager for Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé, and admitted he used to “babysit” Beyonce from 1989 onwards.
“I did spend a lot of time around them in the early years. I guess you could say I was Beyoncé’s babysitter!” he said.
RadarOnline also cited the memoir by Knowles family friend Brian Moore, titled “The Making of a Child of Destiny,” in which he claimed Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, could barely hide his rampant use of illegal drugs.
Moore claimed in the book that Mathew was known to go to Tillman’s “garage to do cocaine or other drugs” during rehearsals of the “Girl’s Tyme.”
In Beyoncé biography “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story,” written by J. Randy Taraborelli, it was revealed that the singer’s mother, Tina Knowles, was so desperate for help that she once turned to Brown, eurweb.com noted.
Brown likened the tensions between Beyonce’s parents like in the TV series “Empire.”
“Have you seen the show ‘Empire’? That whole thing between them was like ‘Empire’ before the TV show!”
RadarOnline noted that Matthew eventually checked into a rehab facility for sex addiction and in 2011, the Knowles’ divorce was finalized.
In 2013, Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z, admitted to Vanity Fair that he sold illegal drugs when he was growing up but never used it.