Singer likes to be independent

Tulisa Contostavlos can’t understand why anyone thinks she’s a desperate and jealous girlfriend who hardly gives her man room to breathe.

The N-Dubz singer, who is currently single, is a strong girl but wants an equally tough man.

There were stories doing the rounds that implied I was “needy” in relationships,’ says Tulisa, 24.

Me? Needy? Never! I’m an independent lady – I don’t chase after guys and constantly call/text them. To suggest I’m a bunny boiler was really insulting as I’m the total opposite.

I want a man who has a massive pair of balls – not physically but mentally! He needs to have bigger balls than me without feeling the need to prove that he has bigger balls.

‘It’s important that he accepts that I have balls too.’

Whilst she’s fiercely independent, Tulisa – who was recently labelled a ‘diva’ by fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh – admits that she does have a more gentle side to her personality.

People think I’m this tough nut who can’t be cracked,’ she tells The Sun.

I am a strong person but I have an extremely soft and sensitive side as my friends will testify.

Am I am diva? Nah, not really. Though we all have the occasional “off” day.’

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Anna Francis