Tulisa cocaine claims investigated police confirm


Tulisa Contostavlos

Police have confirmed they are looking at information relating to a newspaper story that claims former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos acted as a go-between for a drug deal.

The Sun on Sunday's article accused the singer of introducing their reporter to a drug dealer.

He then sold half an ounce of cocaine to them at London's Dorchester Hotel.

Newsbeat asked for a comment from Tulisa's management and have been told there isn't one at this point.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "We have received information concerning the alleged supply of illegal drugs at a central London location.

"We are considering the information received."

The 24-year-old recently confirmed on her Twitter account that she would no longer sit as a judge on ITV's The X Factor.

She added: "I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years."

X Factor says "the two stories are unconnected".

Tulisa's private life has made the news in the past, including when the singer took to YouTube to make a statement about a leaked sex tape. At the time, Tulisa described the experience as "devastating".

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