Roberta Flack was left speechless when a shop assistant questioned the validity of her money.

The KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG star had just returned to Los Angeles from Aspen, Colorado, after performing for the Saudi American ambassador Prince BANDAR BIN SULTAN - who paid her in cash.

Flack celebrated the success of her lucrative gig by going shopping at ISSEY MIYAKE's store, where she presented six $100 (GBP53) notes at the till, only for the assistant to suggest the money might be fake.

She quickly rushed to CITIBANK, who confirmed the money was real. According to PAGESIX.COM, Flack finished her shopping trip at a different boutique.

10/01/2005 17:46