Diva
Beyoncé Lyrics


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I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a

Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler
Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler

Stop the track, let me state facts
I told you give me a minute and I'll be right back
Fifty million 'round the world and they said that I couldn't get it
I done got so sick and filthy with Benji's I can't spend
How you gon' be talking shit? You act like I just got up in it
Been the number one diva in this game for a minute
I know you read the paper, the one that they call a queen
Every radio 'round the world know me 'cause that's where I be

I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a a diva

Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler
Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler

When he pull up, wanna pop my hood up
Bet he better have a six pack in the cooler
Getting money (money) divas getting money (money)
If you ain't getting money (money)
Then you ain't got nothing for me
Tell me something (tell me something)
Where your boss at? (Where your boss at?)
Where my ladies up in there that like to talk back? (That like to talk back)
I wanna see ya (I can see her)
I'd like to meet ya (I'd like to meet her)
What you said? (Not to me)
She ain't no diva (she ain't no diva)

Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler
Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler

Since fifteen in my stilettos, been strutting in this game (game)
"What's your age?" Was the question they asked when I hit the stage (stage)
I'm a diva, best believe her, you see her, she getting paid (paid)
She ain't calling him to greet her, don't need him, her bed's made (made)

This is a stick up, stick up
I need them bags, all that money
We callin' a stick up, stick up
You see them ask, "Where that money?"
All my ladies get it up
I see you, I do the same
Take it to another level
No passengers on my plane

I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)
I'm a, I'm a, a diva

This is a stick up, stick up
I need them bags, all that money
Stick up, stick up
You see them ask, "Where that money?"

Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler
Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Of a hustler
Of a, of a hustler

I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva

I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva




I'm a, I'm a, a diva
I'm a, I'm a, a diva (hey)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Beyoncé's "Diva" celebrate female empowerment, financial success, and independence. The opening lines of the song repeat the word "diva" several times, as if to establish and assert the singer's status as such. She then defines the term "diva" as a female version of a hustler, indicating that she is a woman who works hard and smart to achieve wealth and power. Beyoncé then describes her own achievements in the music industry and her global influence, refuting any ill-informed criticism that she is not a hard-working diva.


In the next verse, Beyoncé encourages her female fans to embrace the diva/hustler identity, by asking them whether they are also getting money or not. She then challenges men who try to control or belittle women, asking where their bosses are and inviting confident women to speak up. The song's bridge echoes some of the lyrics of the chorus, emphasizing the diva aspect of female autonomy.


Overall, "Diva" is a bold and catchy anthem that celebrates female strength and ambition. It places the diva/hustler identity at the forefront, suggesting that women who work hard, play hard, and resist harmful stereotypes are true divas.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm a, a diva (hey)
I am a confident and powerful woman who demands respect and admiration


Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustler
Being a diva means being a female hustler, working hard to achieve success and not being afraid to take what you deserve


Stop the track, let me state facts
I'm about to drop some knowledge that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew


Fifty million 'round the world and they said that I couldn't get it
I have achieved worldwide fame and success despite those who doubted me and said that I couldn't do it


How you gon' be talking shit? You act like I just got up in it
Don't disrespect me by acting like I haven't been a top performer in the game for years


Been the number one diva in this game for a minute
I have been the undisputed queen of this industry for a long time now


Getting money (money) divas getting money (money)
Successful women like me are earning big money and taking charge of our lives


If you ain't getting money (money) Then you ain't got nothing for me
If you're not as successful as I am, I have no interest in associating with you


Where my ladies up in there that like to talk back?
I'm looking for confident and outspoken women who aren't afraid to stand up for themselves


Since fifteen in my stilettos, been strutting in this game (game)
I have been in this industry since a young age and have been working hard to make it to the top


I'm a diva, best believe her, you see her, she getting paid (paid)
As a powerful and confident woman, I am earning the money and respect that I deserve


No passengers on my plane
I am in charge of my own destiny and don't need anyone else to help me succeed


This is a stick up, stick up I need them bags, all that money
I am demanding what I am owed and won't settle for anything less than what I deserve




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Shondrae L Crawford, Beyonce Knowles, Sean Garrett

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Comments from YouTube:

@yani-ib1dg

Beyonce : a diva is a female version of a hustler
Dictionary : NO
Beyonce : Stop the track, let me state FACTS

@dinasilva9263

Beyoncé=Ultimate diva, queen 👑💯

@britneywhite2267

A arrrrmmmmmyyyyyyyy😱😱😱😱

@phantomgirl7862

or start the track, lemme get this straight

@breezy5966

Dxadxy vu ur here for the same reason, and u still listen to ur old ass mother

@taejinsguccipant9865

😂😂😂I can imagine her doing that.
Honestly everytime someone uses diva in a negative way for women, I tell them to listen to this song

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@joselynjolivet2545

Beyonce can rap, sing, dance, write, produce, act. She is a true diva. Love her music.

@newflower8974

💯

@tabathastaples7884

Shepherd's Chapel Network !!!!!!! Pastor Murray is an Anointed Servant of GOD who teaches the Word of GOD with Authority!!!!!!!

@jlee739

She don’t write her own music tho. Still love her but let’s at least put facts here

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