Singer Bjork insists the infamous swan dress she wore to The Oscars in 2001 was meant as a joke.

The Icelandic star, whose track I'VE SEEN IT ALL from movie DANCER IN THE DARK was nominated as Best Original Song in 2000, shocked crowds with the outfit which even laid eggs along the red carpet.

Bjork explains, "Well, I did bring eggs. Six of them that I left all over the red carpet. Come on, you don't bring eggs unless you want to take the p***, right?

"I was actually amazed at how many people thought I was serious. I didn't mean to cause a riot.

"It was really funny because the security guards would pick them up and run after me with their walkie-talkies saying, 'Excuse me, miss, you dropped this.'"

24/08/2004 13:43