Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was yesterday arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

The 24-year-old singer attended a police station ‘by appointment’ after allegedly being caught fixing the sale of £800 of cocaine in an undercover sting by a national newspaper.

Officers raided the £6million Hertfordshire mansion Miss Contostavlos is believed to be renting and were seen leaving with two bags. She returned to the property at 6.30pm.

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Mike GLC
 

Bailed: Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos (left, pictured last week in Marbella) was arrested with her 35-year-old friend, rapper Mike GLC (right, pictured yesterday), by appointment at a London police station.

Her arrest comes after footage emerged at the weekend which showed the singer reportedly boasting to journalists about how she could supply drugs through a dealer.

It was during this conversation at Nobu restaurant in Mayfair, West London, Miss Contostavlos is alleged to have claimed: ‘Half my phone book sells it. Of course I can get it for you.‘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.’

It is then claimed she put the reporters in contact with a friend, rapper Mike GLC, who then allegedly sold half an ounce of cocaine worth £800 to them at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

 

He was also arrested, questioned and bailed by police yesterday. The rapper described himself as ‘distraught’ and added: ‘It’s ruined my life. I’m not a drug dealer and I’ve never dealt drugs and I don’t have a record.’

Miss Contostavlos reportedly explained how she used a coded ‘lingo’ with a dealer in which cocaine was ‘white sweets’ and cannabis ‘green sweets’.

‘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’

Tulisa Contostavlos

She also claimed dealers used her to sell drugs as a teenager, adding: ‘Because I’m young and pretty and female, no one suspected me. So they would give me the drugs, I would get a cut out of it.’

Miss Contostavlos was last night bailed to return in July as police  continue their enquiries.

Yesterday her former X Factor  colleagues Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh reunited for the first day of auditions for the new series in Glasgow. They were joined by Miss Contostavlos’s replacement, Sharon Osbourne.

 
Tulisa's house in Hertfordshire
Tulisa Contostavlos's home
 

Searches: Detectives in plain clothes spent just over an hour at Tulisa’s home yesterday afternoon before leaving with a large brown paper bag and a large clear bag

 
Loyal: The singer's £100,000 Audi R8 sports car has remained outside the house since Sunday and her entourage has had at least six boxes of pizza delivered to the property, seen here being collected by Mr Varey

Loyal: The singer’s £100,000 Audi R8 sports car has remained outside the house since Sunday and her entourage has had at least six boxes of pizza delivered to the property, seen here being collected by Mr Varey

 
Visit: On Sunday morning, hours after the newspaper expose, a police car was seen arriving at Tulisa's house

Visit: On Sunday morning, hours after the newspaper expose, a police car was seen arriving at Tulisa’s house

 
 
Tulisa in Marbella
Mike GLC
 

Allegations: The newspaper report claimed Tulisa (left) allegedly boasted to a tabloid reporter about her links to drugs and claimed to be able to get hold of ‘whatever you want’. Her friend Mike GLC is seen (right) yesterday

 
 
Life of luxury: Tulisa drinks champagne at a party at the Ocean Club in Marbella last month

Life of luxury: Tulisa drinks champagne at a party at the Ocean Club in Marbella last month

 
Money: Tulisa Contostavlos checks her Euros on holiday last week at Ocean Club in Marbella, Spain

Money: Tulisa Contostavlos checks her Euros on holiday last week at Ocean Club in Marbella, Spain

Four officers – two men and two women – arrived at Miss Contostavlos’s three-storey mock Georgian manor house in an unmarked Ford Mondeo just after 3pm.

They left an hour later after being let in by her personal assistant Gareth Varey, who shrugged his shoulders when asked about her arrest.

A police spokesman said: ‘Officers from Westminster have arrested two people – a 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman – by appointment at a Central London police station on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs.’

A spokesman for Miss Contostavlos declined to comment. Earlier this week, it emerged she could lose up to £1million following the allegations.

Her biggest contract with clothing firm Bank is under threat after the company said it was considering pulling the star’s clothing range TFB and her image from its campaigns.

 
In his words: Mike GLC tweeted yesterday: 'What do d*** head artist thinks the rules changed because I'm in this madness keep making video and talking my name that's all I'm saying (sic)'

In his words: Mike GLC tweeted yesterday: ‘What do d*** head artist thinks the rules changed because I’m in this madness keep making video and talking my name that’s all I’m saying (sic)’

 
Contostavlos was officially dropped as a judge on The X Factor just days ago, with Sharon Osbourne returning to the show in her place

Axed: Tulisa (second right, with Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger) was officially dropped as a judge on The X Factor just days ago, with Sharon Osbourne returning to the show in her place

 
Official: Tulisa's tweet confirming she was leaving the X Factor. She will be replaced by Sharon Osborne

Official: Tulisa’s tweet confirming she was leaving the X Factor. She will be replaced by Sharon Osborne

 
Fame: Tulisa with fellow N-Dubz stars Fazer (left) and her cousin Dappy (right) during the 2009 MOBO awards at the SECC in Glasgow

Fame: Tulisa with fellow N-Dubz stars Fazer (left) and her cousin Dappy (right) during the 2009 MOBO awards at the SECC in Glasgow

Miss Contostavlos left school without any qualifications after a troubled childhood on a north London council estate.

But she rose to fame with rappers N-Dubz before becoming a household name when Simon Cowell paid her £1million to be a judge on the X Factor two years ago.

The star has admitted using drugs in the past, but said she stopped at 14 and was an ‘inspiration for Broken Britain’.

However, last year she appeared to show affiliation to London gang the Crime Scene Boys, also known as the Church Road Soldiers, which she denied.

The allegation came after she made a ‘C’ gesture while filming a music video in the Church End Estate in Harlesden, where the gang operates.

 
 
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