Beyonce's father believes her light skin has helped her become the global success she is today.
Speaking on the British television show, Good Morning Britain, Mathew Knowles spoke at length on the issue of colorism that he believes is rampant in American radio.
While Knowles acknowledged that women of color are represented, he said there is a lack of darker-skinned, female entertainers in the industry.
Promoting his book, "Racism Through The Eyes of A Child", the father of one of the world's biggest pop stars and her former manager said, "The shade of color does make a difference in pop radio."
Despite her clear-to-see talents as a performer, Knowles added that most pop radio in America is "white" and that his statement was "a fact."
However, he was keen to add that his daughter's talents have taken her "to new heights and levels."
The 66-year-old, who is still married to Beyonce's mother, Tina, has forged a successful career in music since managing Beyonce, establishing several music imprints of his own and developing joint imprints with esteemed labels Sony Music, Interscope, and Universal.
What are your thoughts on Knowles's comments? Is American radio inherently racist? Or is Beyonce's success as an entertainer down to her talent rather than her skin color?
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