Beyonce Knowles' teenage sister is such a cheapskate, she recently considered jail instead of paying a hefty beauty salon bill.

Singer and actress Solange Knowles, 17, was encouraged to check out a swanky salon by pal Bow Wow's mum, but the newlywed considered walking out when it came to paying the bill.

She explains, "I'm El Cheapo. I don't splurge. Bow Wow's mom told me about getting this facial at this spa and I guess I go to some spas in people's houses or something, because the lady was like it's going to be $250 (GBP138) for a facial.

"I swear if people didn't know who I am they would have had to take me to jail because I would have walked out of there."

07/04/2004 21:03