X Factor judge flees UK over sex tape jokes

Tulisa Contostavlos is leaving the UK after a sex tape hit the internet. Photo / Supplied
Tulisa Contostavlos is leaving the UK after a sex tape hit the internet. Photo / Supplied

Tulisa Contostavlos is fleeing the UK after being mocked over her sex tape.

The X Factor judge is planning to escape the reaction by heading to Miami to visit American rapper Terius Nash, aka The Dream - who she partied with while she was in the city recording her debut album last month - after X-rated footage of her with ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards, aka MC Ultra, leaked onto the internet.

She wrote on Twitter: "As if I'm goin bed n @MrTeriusNash is bout 2 go on stage ... tear it up G! see ya in a few weeks #STATESIDEBOUND (sic)"

Sources close to the N-Dubz singer have advised her to lay low in America, where she is still relatively unknown, because she "can't face going outside" in the UK.

A friend of the 23-year-old star said: "It has been the worst period of Tulisa's life. She can't face going outside."

Tulisa ran away from her private box at a Drake concert at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday after fearing people were mocking her over the tape.

The friend added to the Daily Star newspaper: "The Drake gig on Monday night was a real struggle for her as she thinks everyone is laughing at her."

Tulisa felt "really awkward" at the gig because she was concerned boy band JLS - who are made up of Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and JB Gill - had seen the footage.

A source recently said: "Tulisa was really looking forward to escaping all the embarrassment of the past week with a good night out.

"She knew the JLS boys were going to be there but felt really awkward when she walked in because she presumed the lads had seen the tape."

- Bang! Showbiz

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