Mathew Knowles: “Beyonce’s career boosted by ‘lighter skin'”

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We attribute some acclaim to Mathew Knowles for Beyonce’s start in the industry and the entertaining superpower she is today. He pioneered Destiny’s Child’s rise to the top of the charts and after, he managed Beyonce’s solo career until 2011.

In recent years, it seems as though Mathew’s relationship with his daughters, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, has been strained and kept out of the spotlight. This was credited to the father’s many infidelities (with a woman who looks… unabashedly ashy as her legs are wide open for camera). Mathew Knowles was hit with three paternity suits, he was selling Destiny’s Child and Beyonce memorabilia out of his garage, and he even alleged that the elevator incident was perpetrated by the Bonnie and Clyde couple.

Ever since then Mathew has kept a low profile, until know. In a recent interview with Ebony magazine, Mathew  reveals that he believes Beyonce had a successful career partly due to her lighter skin.

He inquires to Ebony magazine: “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?”

The interviewer asked if it was that they had lighter skin, and Mathew responded: “Do you think that’s an accident?”

He is currently promoting his new memoir ‘Racism: From The Eyes Of A Child’, in which he claims that he was brought up to look down on people of darker skin, and first began dating Beyonce’s mother Tina because he thought she was white.

Mathew said: “I talk about going to therapy and sharing – one day I had a breakthrough – that I used to date mainly white women or very high-complexion black women that looked white. 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.”


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