I'm thinking that he was joking. I mean he's pretty savy at marketing himself (considering his success with little talent) so I wouldn't think he would be stupid enough to be seriously making a comment like that.
But then again stranger (stupider) things have happened.
Did you see on BET when Bobby Valentino was saying that Alicia Keys is sexy because she's light skinned with "good hair". He was for real. Now that mofo is just stupid.