The former record executive also recalled how music legend Whitney Houston had to endured photos being edited to make her lighter during her heyday.
When Cane directly asked Knowles about how skin color affected Beyoncé’s career, the 67-year-old did not hold back.
“I think she would’ve had a— it would have affected her success,” Knowles said. “I use Kelly Rowland as an example.”
He goes on to say that Rowland, who is currently a judge on “The Voice,” had more success overseas, but did not have as much success in the U.S. due to her skin color.
His comments come just days after rapper and singer Torey Lanez told his social media followers that he had to advocate to have a model with darker skin featured in his latest music video.
Listen to the full interview here.