Friday, February 02, 2018

Mathew Knowles' Candid Discussion About Colorism


This week Ebony Magazine posted an interview with Mathew Knowles about colorism in the Black community and how he thought ex-wife Tina Knowles was white when they first met.

The article has since been removed from the site but nothing is ever really erased from the Internet...


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Real Brothers..real talk.

Anonymous said...

Mathew demonstrates that he is an educated black man - wonder why he didn't think it was important to educate his children. Shame

Anonymous said...

I applaud his candor and him discussing the true state of the recording industry, he pushed the lighter daughter into the forefront because he understood the model.Too bad he let his dick get in the way of being a catalyst of change in the music industry.

Just an observation said...

Is that why his daughters both embraced men (baby daddies) near their completions instead of their fathers? Oh, my bad. That was just love at first sight and they just happened to be light.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm in What universe is Jay Z near Beyonce's complexion??? Honestly if reproducing with camelface Jay Z doesnt prove Bey isnt shallow...what will???

Anonymous said...

So this explains why he never out as much energy into Kelly Rowland as he did Beyonce and Solange... and why he made the other members tan and not Beyonce...

He is right but he is also apart of the problem!

Anonymous said...

SO WHAT THE OTHER GIRLS IN GROUP WERE SAYING IS TRUE,ABOUT BEING TREATED LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS,BECAUSE OF THEIR COMPLEXION

Anonymous said...

@12:06

Yes. And look at karma: Kelly seems happier and she has become more beautiful than Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

Rhi or Nicki are not light skinned tho....

Anonymous said...

Mathew is such a hustler!!! He knows how to pimp a product. I'll give him that. I aint buyin that book but I do want to read it!

Anonymous said...

Dont blame Mathew. Yall are the ones who dont buy Kelly's music...

Anonymous said...

@12:12

Are you blind? Yes they are!! Especially Nicki Garbaj?

Anonymous said...

How is Rihanna not light skinned????? Now Nicki's complexion is light but it varies from time to time.

Anonymous said...

I've always found it interesting that the women he cheated on Tina with and his current wife are all a lot darker than Tina.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z is not light skinned - he has MONEY (well maybe).

Anonymous said...

kinda interesting from this guy.

i also really wonder, why he didn't invest in his children's minds, instead of just their bodies and looks... I hope they don't do the same with Blue, but unfortunately, they probably will...Solange seems to have a more balanced approach with her kid, from the looks of things...but who knows??

It is very interesting that he always cheated with the darker girls, I suppose that's what his heart wanted, even though he's still seems color struck in ways...

and I agree the Camel is definitely darker than Beyonce and her clan, he's really close to her daddy's color..which as a first born female child is not really a coincidence...she love her daddy.

PhxSun said...

This might explain why Beyoncé and Tina treated Julez as if he were theirs vs Blue. But what's interesting is his glaring love for her that I haven't witnessed for Julez? From photos anyway.

kupkake said...

I'm brown and I love me. If my complexion defines me then stop look in. I never thought of it and quite frankly I have seen beauty in all shades and weight classes. So to each is own he is rich but he is not attractive to me either. Looks to have a beak but We all have opinions. Carry On

Anonymous said...

@ Just an observation
WTF are you going on about? Jay-Z's hardly Christopher Williams or Al B Sure's complexion, unless you're partially sighted perhaps.

Anonymous said...

Usually do not agree with much of what the Knowles say & do, yet I appreciate the brutal honesty delivered.

Anonymous said...

He just proved what I have seen since I was a child: Marry light, bright or white and need the black in your bed at night. Look how dark the women he had affairs with! I own daughter Kelly Rowland is standard issue brown! To quote Niggadamous from Chappel show: When will blk ppl overcome? Never.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what any of you say. At one time Beyonce was a bit closer to Jay's complexion. She was a little lighter but not as light as she's become. Hell, even the white people have noticed the change in her complexion throughout the years. I also am finally starting to believe Mat is her real father. This would explain why she wasn't high yellow in the beginning of her career. And as of lately, Tina looks like she's gone a few shades lighter, too. I'm not saying Bey was ever a dark skinned girl, but ghostly white she never was. Please don't tell me it depends on the lightening around her as she was photographed. That may be true but even Beyonce had to become more Beyonce, if ya know what I mean. It was also said by Solange that her mother's side is very colorstruck. Which leads me to believe that Mat probably caught a little hell while dating Tina, too. riddle me this...If all the other girls were told to tan and Bey wasn't then why was she more of a red tone, at that time, especially since she didn't tan? Maybe if there were only a couple of before pics than I would have a change of thought, but we're talking about hundreds of pics to compare the before and after pics. She's also had a few surgeries, including butt enhancement surgery. But only the blind stans see things differently. Calling her a "natural beauty". Ha! She's not ugly, but c'mon now...

Anonymous said...

Beyonce was always high yellow. You dumb bitches need to Google what childhood Beyonce looked like. How hard is that???

Anonymous said...

3:56pm
just an observation has been exposed as a white racist TROLL. Pay that racist bitch no mind.

Anonymous said...

6:16 so true...folks like 5:35 hate so hard they won't even google...
3:56....thanks for reminding us...

Anonymous said...

So sad, his mama was probably just as dark as him...and to think this sort of brainwashing still starts at home and then is reinforced by the media.

Anonymous said...

When Beyonce comments on her posts on RWS she always says dark butts and nappy heads so he obviously spoke it around her.

She has changed complexions over the years and hisboutlook does explain why he ALWAYS no matter how many times he had to replace a group memeber, he had her surrounded by darker women. So she could be the focus. And why even now on stage all her background singers who can really sing are dark skinned and usually overweight, to keep the focus on her.

And all the whike she provided light skinned back up dancers wven light skin men dressed as wimen as back up dancers. So that all eyes were on the performance.

She sure didn't have a problem with Obama though.

Explains her affecrion towards Julez too. His pale complexion and green eyes. And her whole adult life pretending to be blonde.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce has dark skinned backup dancers and light skinned backup dancers. Sit your dumb ass down. How many Beyonce shows have you seen??? Are you a fan or not sis?; Make up your mind sis....

Anonymous said...

Jesus you goin make me do this while I'm PMS-ing? Bless your heart you fucking fucktard.

READ BITCH. Beyonce old ass has overweight background SINGERS at the back of the stage with a black light covering them while she takes all the shine for the duty THEY are giving the song.

The stupid BITCH has light skinned and tranvestites as back up DANCERS because she wants the crowd to focus more on the dance routine tyen the point she cannot sing without thise soulful sisters behind her.

Now shut the fuck up before I pour milk on you and stuff ham down your pants punk bitch.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong..... Again how many shows have you seen??? Are you a fan or not? Because I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

So are we going from you trying to correct my post to you wanting to find out more about ME?

This is an egomaniac question. WHO GIVES A FUCK IF I HAVE SEEN FLASHDANCE in concert or not?

Dispute what I stated and quit trying to get personal.

And you don't even have to talk about the video.from last week with the bitch rolling her eyes while group members were talking, smacking her hand on the chair arm like she was gonna punish somebody amd during her country parts doing the most...uhhh i dink wut she ment wuz.

Anonymous said...

You sound very angry and obsessed. Farrah is that you??

Anonymous said...

okay so distraction is your tactic. Peace out boo-boo.

No dark butt remarks on this thread cause you been called out.

Anonymous said...

Matthew is NOT her biological father. I challenge any and everyone to find a picture of Beyonce with him as an infant. You will not find any.

DaisyDooks said...

Ooooh weee, ya'll are vicious in this comment section today!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

It's weird how much Beyonce's skin complexion means to her stans. Instead of calling a spade a spade and admitting to the obvious, they'll fight with all their might to uphold a black woman who seems to value European beauty. I'll never trust a black person who values European values, beauty and standards over their own. Suckers blindly loving this woman so deeply that they can't even see she claims "black" whenever it's been convenient for her, then marries a man who has been extremely vocally color struck in his lyrics and is just as color struck as she and her family. Then Jay's phony ass comments saying there are beautiful people in those counties where Pres. Cheetos called them "Shitholes". Really, Jay? Really?

Anonymous said...

@6:39 So you seem really disappointed in Jay - check yourself!

Anonymous said...

he look like the tootsie roll owel

I Can't said...

@8:56pm I don't know if 6:39pm is disappointed in Jay Z but I am. Jay supposedly owns his own record label (how much does LiveNation own?) but doesn't promote or seem to want the artists on the label to succeed, especially black women. How many black women are signed to RocNation and how many are successful? Only Rihanna but he barely supports her. Why was Jay nominated for 8 Grammy's but Jay Cole had no nominations or garnered as much Grammy love as Jay in the past? Jay Z's RocNation is only a vanity project for himself. It's built to make him seem like a great/successful business man but in reality it's a trap to suppress and control potential Jay and Bey's competition, marginalize black artistry for mainstream music and ultimately serve TBTB (white supremist and Uncle Tom music/tv executives, politicians, and think tankers). Jay never seems comfortable speaking about black issues, he hops on everyone's wave to keep career longevity and relevance (even if it means keeping a clothing line at a racist store, allowing Gwyenth to call blacks' niggers, working with Justin Timberlake and Harvey Weinstein. He's near 50 years old and all of a suddenly he wants to make conscious rap and be seen as an upstanding member of the black community but for 50 years he has rapped about death, drugs and disrespected women in his music and life).

I feel bad for Bey even though she has bullied (Ledisi Grammy scandal), upheld white standards of beauty for a majority of her career (I wish I was Latina comment, yes she's light skinned but she ain't that bright (see childhood photos then see her Loreal and Pepsi campaigns and the images on her self titled album). She's never voiced disappointment when magazines lighten her skin). How can she sit there next to a man that admits to cheating on her for decades? The whole cheating scandal and albums promoting it are just sad and feels like a slap in the face to the feminism/independence and boss moves that built Bey's brand. And let's not forget that many of the women that he's been accused of cheating on Bey with were white women, thus upholding white beauty as better than black beauty, which Bey is a victim of from the music industry and her upbringing.

Their marriage scandal is occurring in the midst of prominent black female entertainers filing for divorce from their cheating husbands such as Jill Scott, Tamar Braxton, Mary J Blige, and etc. Many of those women that are divorcing also have children, they have great careers, and most of all they have money. Many black women don't put up with no mess in relationships; they understand that SOME MARRIAGES/RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT WORTH SAVING, SO MOVE ON. Bey and Jay always look miserable together. There's no chemistry between them. Many people think their marriage is a business arrangement sponsored by TPTB. Bey witnessed her mom suffer in her marriage to Mathew. While Jay was on CNN, he said that he and Bey wanted to break the cycle of divorce in the black community. If anyone had grounds to divorce anyone, it would be Bey. The man she is married to is a leech, con artist, colorism fanatic, and bully...Oh wait a minute...I think I'm describing Beyonce. I'm disappointed in Jay and Bey. People can always change but it's hard to trust them after years of witnessing their foolishness.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is the creation of a sick colorstruck fame and greed obsessed bm which she jas spent her whole life trying to please, now in the personage of her husband, oh and unfaithful and objectifier of women


Anonymous said...

and. Matty is likely just trying to prime the pump for his brown kids to hit the scene in about 10 years

colorism is wrong btw and white suoreamcys bastard child

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