%mlink(STRY:; PHOTO:NY107-022701; AUDIO:%)

NEW YORK (AP) _ Yes, she's the lead singer, but don't call her a diva.

When people compare her to The Supremes' Diana Ross, they ``don't mean it in the nice way,'' says Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child.

``They called me that because I'm the lead singer, so they think I'm a diva and go around kicking people out of the group,'' Knowles, 19, tells CosmoGIRL! in its April issue.

Once a foursome, Destiny's Child is now a trio. Members have come and gone and accused each other of breach of contract.

``They were also calling us `Survivor,' like the TV series, because you have to figure out who's going to last in the end,'' Knowles said.

The R&B group won two awards at this year's Grammys, for ``Say My Name,'' which won best R&B song, and best R&B performance by a group.