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It’s one of the many bomb showbiz moments ever, but we’ll never know what really happened in that lift fight between Jay-Z and sister-in-law Solange Knowles at the 2014 Met Gala.
And one person who will not be divulgence the luscious goss is Solange and Beyonce‘s father, 66-year-old author/professor Mathew Knowles.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday morning, Mathew was asked by hosts Jeremy Kyle and Kate Garraway how he copes with seeing his children’s personal lives in the news – including that lift attack.
Mathew swerved the doubt – focusing his answer on how Beyonce and Solange have been given the collection they need to be successful, nonetheless alluded to it by observant that ‘everyone creates mistakes’.
He pronounced on GMB: ‘It’s always tough for a primogenitor to let go.
‘I didn’t wish to be up in my relatives nest, we understand.
‘I wish and we feel very ease and gentle were given the collection that they need to be successful.
‘Are they going to make mistakes? Absolutely.
‘I’m some-more endangered about what’s going to occur about injustice and colourism in the world.’
Following up on his comments that Beyonce would have been reduction successful if she were darker-skinned, he said: ‘Absolutely. I’ve been in the music attention for 25 years.
‘When we done that statement, we was speaking privately as the radio is in America.
‘We have civic radio and we have cocktail radio.
‘When we demeanour at cocktail radio we can look, we don’t use Beyoncé or Solange my younger daughter, we really speak about Mariah Carey and others, Rihanna, that it’s just a famous fact, if we demeanour over the last 10 years, and we demeanour at colourism – which is taste formed on the shade of colour – it’s a fact.
‘It’s a fact that Beyoncé or any of the other artists, Alicia Keys, we can go on and on, a shade of colour does make a disproportion in cocktail radio.’
Asked when it done a disproportion to Beyoncé’s career, he said: ‘When articulate in my book, I’m speaking privately in the US cocktail radio, which is infancy white.
‘That’s what cocktail radio is. It’s a cranky over when many African American artists go from RB civic radio to cocktail radio.
‘And that’s a fact. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, JLo, all of those intensely talented.
‘It would be just ridiculous to consider that Beyoncé’s talent doesn’t take her above heights and levels, but it’s also true, absolutely, that colourism and shade of colour is a fact.
‘You can’t repudiate it. You can’t disagree facts.’
Good Morning Britain front 6am weekdays on ITV. Mathew’s book Racism From the Eyes of a Child is out now.