Losing 32 kilograms (five stone) has changed hip-hop star Missy Elliott's life - and revolutionised her sex life.

The rapper was told by doctors she could die if she didn't trim her size 22 frame, and she's thrilled with the effect it has had on her libido.

She says, "I guess you're more open when you lose weight and I don't have to worry about turning off the lights any more.

"I ain't ready to do it in public just yet, though. Give me another few months in the gym and who knows were you'll find me.

"But I'd better steer clear of making home videos considering what happened to Paris Hilton."

21/10/2004 17:28