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“Lotus Flower Bomb” rapper Wale stopped by The Breakfast Club on Monday to talk about his new single “Black Bonnie.” However, during the interview, he was also questioned about an old tweet headlining his complexion and his rap career.

He responded by saying, “Racial ambiguity helps anything in America. Racial ambiguity helps at some level… I didn’t mean it like the world is racist like racial ambiguity helps a lot, it’s a benefit.” Check out the interview below…

Does Wale have a point? Can skin color really hurt one’s rap career? While there’s a plethora of pale-skinned rapper, there’s also a bevy of bold-hued bar spitters that have definitely climbed the hip-hop ladder of success. Here’s just a few…

1. JAY-Z
Aside from being Queen Bey’s hubby, Jovah has one of the dopest rap careers and also owner of multi-million dollar companies including Tidal Music, Rocawear, and RocNation.

2. KENDRICK LAMAR
Kendrick Lamar most known for putting Compton back on the map (after NWA of course). Lamar has 7 grammy’s as well as Pulitzer Prize for his most recent album “DAMN.”

3. BIG SEAN
Big Sean has won countless numbers of awards as well as debuted top-charted singles.

4. TUPAC
Tupac is one of the most notable rappers of his time because of his ability to cause controversy with his lyrics. He also starred in films.

5. NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
Biggie Smalls was the face of the most talked about East Coast gangsta rap beef and one of the most influential East Coast rappers of his time.

6. KANYE WEST
Yeezus successful rapper, music producer, clothing line creator, and opinion giver!

7. LIL WAYNE
Lil Weezy, aside from being a baby daddy has had a very successful rap career! He signed to Cash money records at 12 and has had remarkable hits since!

Is there anybody you would add to the list?

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