Beyoncé’s father says her success would get affected had she been of a darker shade!
The topic of colorism has always been a hot and debatable topic across the globe. And while it is a common thing to discuss among the general public and common people, the recent news states it clearly that the level of this discussion and the hype obout the same is at the same tangent amongst the hip hop celebs as well.
Beyoncé’s father, Mathew knowles recently sat down at SiriusXM urban view with clay cane to initiate a conversation on this subject.
“In the music industry, there’s still segregation, as you know," "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." Knowles said.
How different do you think Beyoncé’s career would have been if she were a darker skinned woman?” Cane questioned.
“I think it would have affected her success. I use Kelly Rowland [as] a great example,” knowles replied.
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