American pop star Beyonce is arguably one of the most successful artists of the last two decade but did we actually know what really makes her successful in the music industry. Mathew Knowles is Beyonce‘s father and former manager reveals why his daughter had a successful career in the colorist American music industry.
Mathew Knowles, who has been actively involved in the campaign against racist, still maintain the stand that the issue of racist is still major plague that’s still affection the growth of American music industry, but confirms that his daughter successful career was due to her light skin, while 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 he experienced colourism as a child. 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?