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My daughter is successful in her career because of her light skin – Beyoncé’s dad

Mathew Knowles, the father of American singer Beyoncé, has said his daughter’s light skin has helped her to become more famous.

Knowles has been speaking about how racism is still an issue in the music industry, and why he believes his daughter’s music career has been boosted by her being a light-skinned Black woman.

Knowles, who managed Queen B’s career up until 2011, was discussing how skin colour affects aspiring artists trying to break into the mainstream.

He argued that it’s ‘no accident’ that most black women whose songs are played on the radio have ‘lighter skin in common.’

Speaking to Ebony magazine on his experiences of racism in the industry, he said, “When it comes to Black females, who are the people who get their music played on the pop radio? Mariah Carey, Rihanna, the female rapper Nicki Minaj, my kids (Beyoncé and Solange), and what do they all have in common?”

The reporter replied: “They’re all lighter skinned.”

“Do you think that’s an accident?’ Knowles asked. When the journalist exclaimed: “Of course not,” Knowles quipped: “So, you get it!”

Knowles is promoting his book Racism, From the Eyes of a Child, which discusses race relations from his perspective growing up in the deep South, and his account of some of the most violently racist moments in recent US history.

 

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About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298, 08056381068.

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