Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles dislikes photographers pressuring her into removing her clothes - and walks out when saucy snappers push their luck.

The CRAZY IN LOVE singer only wants to be remembered for her singing talent and not for headline-grabbing raunchy photo spreads.

And Beyonce is committed to keeping her clothes on - she recently walked out of a shoot with celebrated celebrity photographer DAVID LaCHAPELLE when he asked her to strip.

The 22-year-old says, "Every photographer wants to be the first one who talks BEYONCE out of her clothes.

"It would be great for him if I just exposed a nipple. People test you to see how far they can go. They exert pressure on me.

"Man, if I had a dollar for every time that kind of guy says, 'You'll only get the cover if you take off your pants,' I'd be a rich woman. When they make those kinds of demands, I leave. Goodbye.

"I want to be respected and remembered for my talent in the first place, and not for my booty.

"Some women show nudity in all their pics. But I am known for being prudish. I'll put on a bikini if the scene is on the beach. But vulgar for no reason? Never."

05/09/2003 13:46