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Beyonce’s Dad Says She Won’t Be This Successful If She Was Darker



Mathew Knowles Believes There Is Still Segregation In The Industry

Segregation and colorism has been an issue in the industry for a very long time now. With the belief that blacks are limited while white folks have an edge.

Recently we reported a case shared by rapper Tory Lanez on video set, where the director swapped a black model for a white one. Though it was said to be framed or staged by the model. Tory Lanez stood up to his words saying the issue of colorism needs to be addressed.

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Beyonce and Solange Knowles’ father ‘Mathew Knowles’ was on air with Clay Cane on SiriusXM Urban View on Tuesday and their chat included just the same topic of segregation and colorism.

Mathew Knowles used to be the brain behind Destiny Child group which includes his daughter. As the manager of the group he could be said to be the back bone behind them.

As reported by HNHH.. During his discussion with Cane, the host shared that his Texas Southern University students did a study that showed in a 15-year period, Top 40 airplay artists who were black women were all lighter-skinned. This list included Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé.

“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.”

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“How different do you think Beyoncé’s career would have been if she were a darker skinned woman?” Cane asked.

“I think it would have affected her success. I use Kelly Rowland [as] a great example,” Knowles responded. “The great thing is Kelly did exceptional outside of America, especially in Australia. Kelly sold over 4 million records.”

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