Amanda Bynes is pursuing a new passion following the termination of her conservatorship and it’s not acting. On Wednesday, April 13, the former child star dropped her new rap single called “DIAMONDS” with her fiancé Paul Michael. The 36-year-old teased the track on her Instagram where she shared a clip of the song with her followers.
Bynes captioned the post, “DIAMONDS on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon music and itunes! search DIAMONDS Amanda Bynes Paul Michael.”
“DIAMONDS” is an extremely bass-heavy song that starts with Michael’s rhymes, but then Bynes makes her debut on the track almost a minute in and raps, “Diamonds / Diamonds / Diamonds on my neck / On my wrist/ Diamonds / Diamonds / Diamonds on my fish all wet.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, David A. Esquibias, Amanda’s attorney revealed that the couple had recorded the track during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Amanda is creative and playful,” Esquibias said. “She had a lot of fun recording ‘Diamonds’ during the first shutdown of the pandemic. She is now able to share it with her fans.”
The rap track comes almost a month after the She’s The Man star had her nearly 10-year conservatorship terminated. Bynes had been under a conservatorship on and off since August 2013. Initially a temporary situation, her mother Lynn was put in place as her conservator following her allegedly erratic and potentially dangerous behavior plus a psychiatric hospitalization so, in October 2014, it became a full and ongoing conservatorship.
Bynes’ parents “100 percent” supported their daughter’s decision to end the conservatorship. Tamar Arminak, the parents’ attorney, told NBC News in February, “The parents are happy, thrilled to get this good news. The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her.”
Following the end of her conservatorship in March, in a statement to People, Amanda expressed her gratitude for the support she had received from her followers and family for their well-wishes.
“Following today’s decision by the judge to terminate my conservatorship, I would like to thank my fans for their love and well wishes during this time. I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years,” she said last month. “In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter. I am excited about my upcoming endeavors — including my fragrance line — and look forward to sharing more when I can.”