Pop beauty Beyonce Knowles has a love/hate relationship with the DESTINY'S CHILD-invented term BOOTYLICIOUS.

The R+B trio stormed into the charts with Bootylicious in 2001, which resulted in the word becoming a popularly used adjective to describe a sexy appearance.

Knowles says, "I'm proud I got it into the dictionary but you know, I hate that word.

"Every time someone introduces us now, 'It's the bootylicious Destiny's Child.'

"If I had known it was going to have this life of its own, I would have given it a different definition."

22/04/2005 09:09