“Diamonds” by Megan Thee Stallion & Normani
Perhaps the simplest way to describe the song “Diamonds” is at it being an ode to wealth, specifically in terms of Megan Thee Stallion and Normani securing and wearing expensive jewelry. Indeed as the chorus chants, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. But more important to the storyline is how they go about securing these riches.
Megan for instance, presents herself as a bad girl who is tantamount to a robber. And scoring diamonds is very important to her, more important than say maintaining a romantic relationship. In fact guys are like playthings whom she dumps at will. Indeed she is more about chillin’ with her homegirls than with some dude anyway.
So we can safely say that she is taking on the character of one of the “Birds of Prey”, the movie whose soundtrack this song is featured on. For the hero of that film is also a lady who is wild and unpredictable who leads a group of other women with similar characteristics. And that’s how the ladies in this song are meaning to portray themselves – or at least too wild for the average man to handle. But more to the point, their main goal in life is to stay iced out with “diamonds”.
Prior to “Diamonds”, had Megan Thee Stallion ever worked with Normani?
No. This is the first collaboration between Normani and Megan.
Megan and Normani wrote “Diamonds” along with the following:
- Mike Arrow
- Kameron Glasper
- Madison Love
- Edgar Muchuca
- Jule Styne
- Louis Bell
FYI, Bell and MD$ also produced “Diamonds”.
This track was released by Atlantic Records as the lead single from “Birds of Prey: The Album” on 10 January 2020.