Matthew Knowles Says if Beyonce was Darker It Would've Affected Her Success

Matthew Knowles was a guest on a radio show with host Clay Cane recently, where he spoke about colorism in the radio industry, especially at CHR or 'Top 40' stations. Cane gives a list of examples of women that are lighter skinned that are more 'accepted' for crossover play and Knowles reflects on a study he touches on in his course at Texas Southern University, about how Beyonce's career may have been affected if she was darker skinned. Take a listen from the snippet below.

 

Do you agree with this stigma? Now that he put it in perspective, it really does make sense. What would it take to break this barrier? Or Has someone already broken this barrier?

 
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