She says she thought it was her ‘big break’.
Tulisa has spoken out about the ‘Fake Sheikh sting’ saying that looking back she should have known something was suspicious but at the time she thought it was ‘meant to be’.
The reporter is believed to have told Tulisa that he could line her up for a £3.5m movie deal against Leonardo DiCaprio which would launch her Hollywood career and ‘win her an Oscar’.
Speaking on This Morning, Tulisa told Alison Hammond how she fell for the journalist’s story and was convinced by the ‘first class flights and trips to Vegas’ that it would be her ‘big break’.
“Looking back I should have know something wasn’t right but I it just felt so right – the first class flights, the time in Vegas…” Tulisa said, adding:
“I thought it was my big break – to get away – and it felt meant to be when it was the total opposite.”
“I had a street wise upbringing but I’m not that bad girl that was being portrayed.”
Speaking about today’s reports that the sting left her ‘suicidal’ Tulisa said:
“There was a point I was so paranoid – I felt like an enemy of the state – I thought what is going on? What are they trying to do to me? It’s been an emotional rollercoaster – and I did hit rock bottom.”
But now Tulisa just wants to get on with her life and get her career back on track:
“Looking at the positive, I have grown as a person and I know I can do better if given the chance with my career again.”
The 25-year-old is said to be working on her follow-up to debut album ‘The Female Boss,’ which is said to still have an ‘urban pop feel’ mixed with ‘darker elements’.
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