"Beyoncé was going through marriage for the first time in her life when I wrote ''Single Ladies'', but the blessing is in how I was raised and my principal of it, and how I feel about marriage. I wrote a song about a relationship that's starting but sings, 'If you like it then you should've put a ring on it,' meaning a lot. Meaning that, 'I'm OK with being this type of girl,' which men want to hear, and women want to say." - The-Dream (producer)
''It was the only public statement that Beyoncé and Jay-Z ever made about marriage. When we went into the studio she didn’t have a ring on or anything, because at that point they were still really hiding it. That’s where Dream got that concept from.'' - Tricky Stewart (producer)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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