Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles keeps a tight reign on her amassing fortune - because she hates to shop.

The BILLS, BILLS, BILLS singer, 22, grew up around mum TINA's devotion to fashion, so hitting the malls doesn't excite her.

She explains, "Because my mom was a stylist, I've been trying on clothes since forever. I was the guinea pig, but I hated it.

"Shopping reminds me of working, so when I have time off I don't want to see any clothes. Plus, I was never really too much of a girlie girl."

09/11/2003 21:16