Music video[ edit ] Background and concept[ edit ] The music video for "Single Ladies" was shot immediately after that of "If I Were a Boy",  but it received less attention during production than the "higher-gloss, higher-profile video" for "If I Were a Boy". I saw a video on YouTube. And I said, 'This is genius. So it was a strange mixture It's like the most urban choreography, mixed with Fosse—very modern and very vintage. It shows her in an asymmetrical leotard and high-heels, with two backup dancers, Ebony Williams  and Ashley Everett.
She later said that her conception was due to a single sexual encounter and the couple broke up not long after. Winfrey's biological father is usually noted as Vernon Winfrey born c. However, the East Asian markers may, given the imprecision of genetic testing, actually be Native American. When Winfrey was a child, her grandmother would hit her with a stick when she did not do chores or if she misbehaved in any way. She began to steal money from her mother in an effort to keep up with her free-spending peers, to lie to and argue with her mother, and to go out with older boys. Vernon was strict but encouraging, and made her education a priority. Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, and joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School , placing second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.