Newlywed singer Solange Knowles has taken to Twitter.com to joke about reports alleging she owes $55,000 (£34,000) in back taxes, suggesting she had no idea about the bill.

Beyonce's younger sister was hit with the lien on 19 November (14) - three days after marrying music video director Alan Ferguson in her new home city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

She stands accused of failing to pay California state taxes for 2010 to 2012, but it appears the 28 year old has yet to receive the invoice.

Taking to her social media blog to poke fun at the reports, she writes, "Well thanks for letting me know, lol (laugh out loud)..."