Pop beauty Beyonce Knowles is being paid $4.8 million (GBP3 million) by fashion giant ARMANI to deck herself out in their high-class gear.

The CRAZY IN LOVE singer also attracted interest from Armani's fashion rivals Versace, who wanted to associate themselves with the pop golden girl's DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE tour.

An insider says, "Both were desperate for her to wear their clothes while she performed.

"Armani won with a huge cheque and everyone was happy, apart from Versace."

19/10/2003 14:18