Stunning pop star Beyonce Knowles attributes her sense of purpose and security to the fact that her family are tightly-knit and behind her all the way.

The sexy CRAZY IN LOVE singer admits to trying to spend as much time as possible with her father and that her mother is her best friend.

Beyonce, 21, says, "I have such a sense of security having a father figure in my life and knowing that I have someone who loves me unconditionally.

"And I have that with my mother, too. I love mum, we're best friends. I just think family is important all-round.

"Dad definitely spoils me. But he spoils me with the time he invests in me. We always try to spend quality time together not talking about business.

"I bought him a little boat last Christmas - it's a little speedboat and we go out to the lake in Houston together. It's our new thing."

06/07/2003 20:56