British soul sensation Joss Stone is desperately awaiting her first big paycheck, because she's poorer than employees at fast food restaurants.

The 16-year-old rising star - who has performed for American President George W Bush and soul legend JAMES BROWN - is struggling to believe she'll soon be rich in the knowledge her kitchen staff pals are earning more than her.

Stone says, "People tell me I'm going to be rich, but I'll believe it when I see it.

"My mate EMILY works in BURGER KING and has more cash than me."

14/04/2004 17:55