Megan Thee Stallion and Normani make a deliciously fierce team. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper and the “Motivation” singer dropped their new music video for “Diamonds.” The song is a powerful and provocative sample of the ’40s classic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” which features on the Birds of Prey soundtrack, to be released on Feb. 7.
The original classic debuted in the broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), performed by Carol Channing. But, it was ’50s sexy symbol Marilyn Monroe that really made this song an unforgettable anthem for classy women who know how to secure the bag. Megan and Normani’s version, “Diamonds,” is a contemporary update on the well-known classic. Marilyn’s version framed her as using her sexuality as a powerful tool to capture and control male desire.
Megan and Normani’s take features two alluring black women using their sexuality to command power and attention among other women. The only men in the video are the villains, which our sheroes (Megan and Normani) take down effortlessly and in sultry style. “Diamonds” is an anthem for self-assured women who are all about their money and don’t need a man to secure it.
Take a peek at the sexy music video, and see if you can catch Margot Robbie’s cameos throughout.