Pop sensation Beyonce Knowles was overheard declaring her love for rapper Jay-Z during a passionate phone call last week (ends07NOV03) - ending speculation over whether the pair are an item or not.

In the backstage area of the MTV European Music Awards in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday (06NOV03) the Crazy In Love hitmaker shouted her feelings for the rapper into her cell phone.

Beyonce bellowed, "I love you, baby! Jay, I'll call you after the show when I get back to the hotel. I'm missing you. Can't wait to see you.

"It's going well here, but I wish I was with you. I've been shopping and I got some nice things. There was this great present I saw for you but I'm not telling you what it is."

Wrapping up the call, the curvy diva added, "I miss you too, baby. I'm just counting the days till I see my Jay. The tour is going really well but all I want to do is be with you. Just you and me away from the whole world."

09/11/2003 14:02