Joining together for an amazing collaboration to start off the new year, Megan Thee Stallion and Normani teamed up in turning an iconic anthem for women into a hot track for the new Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) movie. The Houston natives released “Diamonds” as a single off the soundtrack, Birds of Prey: The Album, and man did they shine in the new video.
The song was perfect for the duo, which makes sense because it was written by no other than Megan and Normani, along with Tayla Parx and Louis Bell. The new track takes inspiration from Marilyn Monroe‘s infamous, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” performed in the 50’s hit film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes but takes a nice twist with lyrics like, “All the best things in life come for free/ But don’t you think that applies to me.”
Visuals for the song fit the Birds of Prey movie to a T, with exclusive scenes from the movie itself and its star, Margot Robbie, as Harley Quinn thrown in so effortlessly it looked as if it were all from the same scene.
Catch Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) out in theaters on February 7th!
Normani is coming. Normani is coming. NORMANI. IS. COMING. And none of us will ever be the same after this! The singer dropped her debut single post-FifthHarmony, and it’s everything we’ve ever dreamed of, and more.
“Motivation” is the first solo track we’re hearing from Normani, but it definitely will not be the last. The track was co-written by the singer, Ariana Grande, ILYA, Savan Kotecha, and Max Martin.
She pays homage to Beyonce, Britney Spears, and draws inspiration from the 90s and early 00s. There are plenty of Easter eggs from songs such as “Crazy in Love” and “… Baby One More Time.”
The video sets the scene of a young Normani watching BET’s classic countdown show. She’s off in a daydream, fantasizing about the hosts announcing her as the number one video in the world. Follow the screen to the actualNormani, who moves swiftly in her denim low-cut jeans and white cropped tank.
Throughout the video she is seen serving us 90s realness in a white top with ‘1996’ graffitied onto it. (The matching skirt, too, of course.) She leads her dance crew through the streets, twerks on a chainlink fence — and a basketball court — all within under 4 minutes. And we loved every second of it.
While we’re mentioning outfit changes, she sports two more before the video ends. An all black ensemble with a glittery shirt, and a diamond-encrusted top and bottom with knee-high silver boots. The girl danced through a freakin’ rainstorm with a marching band. Who is doing it like her?!?