The former record executive also recalled how, at the start of her career, vocalist Whitney Houston's photos were edited to make her lighter.
When Cane asked Knowles about how skin color affected Beyonce’s career, the 67-year-old was candid.
“I think she would’ve had a -- it would have affected her success,” Knowles said. “I use Kelly Rowland as an example.”
He went 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.
"The great thing is, Kelly did exceptional outside of America, especially in Australia," Knowles said. "Kelly sold over 4 million records. She just got off script."
This isn't the first time Knowles has spoken about colorism.
In his 2018 book, "Racism: From the Eyes of a Child," he said internalized colorism led him to date his ex-wife and mother of Beyonce and Solange, Tina Knowles Lawson.
Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud.