Beyonce Knowles and Sean Paul forced organisers to let them perform a duet at last night's (06NOV03) MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS by threatening to pull out of the event.

TV bosses told the pair they could not perform their smash hit Baby Boy together because they wanted DESTINY'S CHILD star Beyonce to do a solo slot.

However, the stars joined together and threatened to withdraw from the event in Edinburgh, Scotland entirely - forcing MTV to rethink their plans.

An insider says, "MTV wanted Beyonce to open the show alone, but a few meaningful phone calls got MTV running scared.

"Even a hint that they might lose either of them was enough."

Dancehall star Sean explains, "Beyonce is my girl and we had to get together on stage."

07/11/2003 13:55