If I Were A Boy
MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 Live EMA 2008
US singer Beyonce performs during the award ceremony of the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Liverpool, United Kingdom, 06 November 2008. Artists in eight categories will be voted for via internet. Among others, the best male and female singer and the best group will be honoured. Some participating countries also give awards to national artists.
Like Irreplaceable, the video for If I Were A Boy cleverly told the story of the song's lyrics. Shot entirely in black-and-white in New York, the video best-showcased Bey's 'Independent Woman' views. The idea of the video was to show, through role-reversal, how women are often treated by their partners. Beyonce explained: «In the beginning of the video, my husband makes me breakfast and he's excited about it, and I kind of don't have time to eat.»