'I was playing a role, I'm not a drug dealer' Tulisa says

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos told police she was just "playing a role" when she offered to get an undercover reporter "white sweets," a court heard.

Tulisa is on trial for allegedly helping supply 13.9g of cocaine to undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood.
Tulisa is on trial for allegedly helping supply 13.9g of cocaine to undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood. Credit: Reuters

The former X Factor judge, who was dropped from the show after the allegations surfaced, claimed her words "had been taken out of context."

In a statement when she was arrested last June she said: "I'm not a drug dealer. I didn't initiate the supply of drugs to the Sun journalist."

Tulisa, of Friern Barnet, north London, denies being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between May 10 and May 23 last year. The trial continues.

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'Fake Sheikh' denies 'spiking' Tulisa's drink

The undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" has told the trial of Tulisa Contostavlos it was '"outrageous" to suggest he spiked the former X-Factor judge's drink. Tulisa denies involvement in the supply of class A drugs.