J. Cole Talks How Being Light-Skinned Made Him More Successful

J. Cole seems to think that he gained so much fame and success as a rapper because of his skin color.

“That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women. There are some women out there that are like, ‘I don’t even like light skin men’ and that’s fine. But Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin. You know what I mean? That’s just the truth. I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin. I’m not saying that for sure, I’m still as talented as I am and Obama is still as smart as he is, but it’s just a sad truth.”

Do you agree with Jermaine about his skin color playing a big part in him blowing up?