Beyoncè’s dad, Matthew Knowles suggests she's more successful because of her lighter skin

Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles has spoken about the issue of colour in the American music industry, and Mathew, former manager of Beyoncè, discussed it in his interview with Ebony.

Talking about his new book, “Racism: From the Eyes of a Child” in which he discusses colourism and racism, Knowles shared how his experienced colourism as a child.

He suggested that his daughters, Beyonce and Solange hit it big because of their lighter skin

He said:

I actually thought when I met Tina, my former wife, that she was White. Later I found out that she wasn’t, and she was actually very much in-tune with her Blackness.
I had been conditioned from childhood. With eroticized rage, there was actual rage in me as a Black man, and I saw the White female as a way, subconsciously, of getting even or getting back. There are a lot of Black men of my era that are not aware of this thing.
Talking about how it affects the music industry, Knowles said:
When it comes to Black females, who are the people who get their music played on pop radio? Mariah Carey, Rihanna, the female rapper Nicki Minaj, my kids [Beyonce and Solange], and what do they all have in common?

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