Tulisa Contostavlos has been accused of setting up an £800 cocaine deal.
The former X Factor judge was filmed offering up a contact who reportedly delivered half an ounce of the class A drug to a journalist working for The Sun.
“Half my phone book sells it. Of course I can get it for you…” Tulisa allegedly told the reporter over lunch at London restaurant Nobu. “Half the guys I know are drug dealers. One’s a massive cocaine dealer. He’s my best friend. He’s a gangster — he’s my gangster.
“Whatever you want, he’s got it.”
Tulisa reportedly said she did not take cocaine herself but explained how she uses codes to arrange deals for friends.
“We talk in lingo. Like we know what. I can’t call him and go, ‘Have you got any?’ I’ll say, ‘Hi, have you got any sweets? And he’ll be like, ‘Um, how many sweets do you want?’
“He’ll go, ‘What kind of sweets do you want?’ And I’ll go, ‘I want the green sweets,’ or I’ll go — not for me because I don’t do it, but for my mates — I’ll go, ‘I want the white sweets,’ and then he gets it. And it’s all codes.”
The singer has previously described herself as "an inspiration for Broken Britain,” while in her autobiography, Tulisa: Honest, she writes “I didn’t want to be seen as a negative role model for young kids. I felt like I had a responsibility to behave in a certain way.”
Tulisa is yet to respond to the allegations. A spokesperson for the star’s agent told RadioTimes.com “Nothing’s been said so far.”