Gorgeous pop star Beyonce Knowles has a foolproof method of avoiding diva-like behaviour - her down to earth mother.

The CRAZY IN LOVE singer insists that, despite her public profile of glitz and glamour, she's completely normal backstage.

Beyonce, 21, says, "I can guarantee that my mom would lock me up until I came back down to earth if I acted like a diva.

"When I'm on stage, yeah, I'm a diva. When I'm in front of the camera, I'm a diva. But when I'm not performing, I leave that behind."

03/07/2003 14:03