Beyoncé’s Parents Accused of Child Abuse by Former Vocal Coach

Read his disturbing account of the Knowles family home

It’s no secret that Beyoncé worked hard to get to where she is today. However, according to a new tell-all about the “Formation” songstress’ rise to super stardom, she had secretly endured a childhood of torment from her parents in order to find fame.

David Lee Brewer, who prides himself to be the Queen Bey’s very first vocal coach, alleged he witnessed several instances in which the pop star — then a child aspiring to be a famous singer — was emotionally abused by her mother and father. In his new book, Beyoncé: Raising Genius, the former teacher claimed Tina Knowles viciously controlled her daughter’s diet, including calling her “fat” to keep her from eating, while Mathew Knowles attacked the family’s cat in fits of rage.

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