"Diva" received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who had polarized opinions concerning its affiliation with "A Milli".
Its production was handled by Beyoncé, Coffer and veteran hip hop record producer Just Blaze.
Upon its release, "Freedom" managed to appear on various music charts.
The song was written by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Marie Williams, Dean Mc Intosh (Arrow Benjamin), Lamar, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax and John Lomax, Sr.
"Flawless" (stylized as "***Flawless") is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé from her self-titled fifth studio album, Beyoncé (2013).
The song was written by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Marie Williams, Dean Mc Intosh and Kendrick Lamar; it contains samples of "Let Me Try", written by Frank Tirado, performed by Kaleidoscope; samples of "Collection Speech/Unidentified Lining Hymn", recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, performed by Reverend R. Crenshaw; and samples of "Stewball", recorded by Alan Lomax and John Lomax, Sr.
in 1947, performed by Prisoner "22" at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Its lyrics deliver messages of independence and female empowerment.
The song boasts a beat and a bassline similar to those of another Bangladesh 2008 production, "A Milli" by American rapper, Lil Wayne; critics coined "Diva" as a "female companion" to the latter.
The song was written and produced by Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford, Sean Garrett, and Beyoncé herself for her third studio album I Am... It was released as the album's third overall single in the United States alongside the third international single "Halo".
"Diva" is an R&B song, which is set in a hip hop groove, and carries a stuttering beat.
"Diva" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipment of 500,000 copies.