Beyoncé’s Father Claims If She Was Dark-Skinned It “Would Have Affected Her Success”
Beyoncé’s dad Matthew Knowles, in a recent interview opened up about his views on colourism within the hip-hop industry.
Mr Knowles, who managed Destiny Child in their younger years, shared that he doesn’t believe Beyoncé would have been as successful, if she were to have a darker skin complexion.
According to him, “In the music industry, there’s still segregation, as you know,”
He continued: “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.”
Knowles continued: “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 colourism”
He added:”the lighter you are the smarter, the more economically… all around the world about colour, even with black folks, there’s a perception.”
Cane then asked “How different do you think Beyoncé’s career would have been if she were a darker skinned woman?” during the interview.
Knowles replied “I think it would have affected her success. I use Kelly Rowland [as] a great example,” Knowles responded.
He added “The great thing is Kelly did exceptional outside of America, especially in Australia. Kelly sold over 4 million records.”
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