STREET POLITICZ: IS HE RIGHT OR IS HE BEING SHADY? LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE!
Mathew Knowles, the father of global superstar Beyonce has once again stated that
Mathew Knowles, father of global superstar Beyonce, sat down with Clay Cane on SiriusXM Urban View where he stated once again that he thinks Beyonce would not have been as successful if she were darker-skinned.
While addressing the issue of colorism Cane asked Knowles: “How different do you think Beyoncé’s career would have been if she were a darker skinned woman?”
Knowles responded: “I think it would have affected her success. I use Kelly Rowland [as] a great example…the great thing is Kelly did exceptional outside of America, especially in Australia. Kelly sold over 4 million records.”
“In the music industry, there’s still segregation, as you know,” Knowles said. “There used to be the black division, race records, and programmers, especially at pop radio, has this imagery of what beauty looks like. They wanted that imagery to be the same that’s singing those records. If you look back, even like Whitney Houston, if you look at those photos, how they lighten her to make her look lighter complexion because there’s a perception in colorism…the lighter you are, the smarter, the more economically… all around the world about color, even with black folks, there’s a perception.”
Listen to the clip below.