Former 'X Factor' judge reportedly helped to arrange a drug deal for an undercover reporter

Police are looking into pop singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa after tabloid newspaper reports claimed she was involved in an £800 cocaine deal.

An undercover reporter recorded what is believed to be Tulisa saying that “half her phone book” had access to drugs and that she would introduce the man to a drug dealer. This introduction was allegedly then made, with the undercover journalist filming himself paying £800 for half an ounce of cocaine.

Police have now confirmed to BBC Newsbeat that they are looking at information presented to them by the newspaper. 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.”

Tulisa’s management have, so far, refused to comment on the story, which was originally published in The Sun On Sunday.

However, Tulisa’s former N-Dubz bandmates Dappy and Fazer have reacted to the tabloid exposé on Twitter, with Dappy writing: “These scum simply can’t handle the fact we made something out of nothing!! We’ll be back with a bang.” Fazer, who used to date Tulisa, added: “Just know when there is no news!! Tabloids will make news! That’s all I’m saying on the situation!”