X Factor: Ne-Yo asks ‘who is Tulisa Contostavlos?’ before she supports him on tour!

by Lisa McGarry


Tulisa may have been chosen to support Ne-Yo on the UK leg of his upcoming tour, but it seems that the ‘Beautiful Monster’ singer has no idea who she is!

The US star was asked what he thought of the X Factor judge in a recent interview and was forced to admit that he has never heard her solo music (lucky him!) and had lost track of her career and songs after she left N Dubz.

The ‘Let Me Love You’ singer will put on six pretty huge concerts in the UK next month and ‘Young’ hitmaker Tulisa will be opening each and every one. She will no doubt showcase all three of her solo singles – Young, Live It Up and Sight Of You – but none of them will be familiar tunes to Ne-Yo.

“I don’t know her solo stuff,” he confessed while chatting to the Daily Star this week.

However, the singer is a sucker for a good looking lady and added:

“So I’m looking forward to being around her as she’s cute.”


He has also asked his one time collaborator Conor Maynard to join him as a special guest and Ne-Yo has promised that fans who turn up to see him perform, will not regret their decision.

He said:

“I’m going to give 200 per cent on this tour. It’s something you don’t want to miss.”

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Whether he has heard of her or not, Tulisa remains excited about her new string of concerts. She tweeted earlier this month saying:

“Just under a month till the tour kicks off! Can’t wait to hit the Arenas alongside Ne-Yo!”

She is preparing for the gigs by taking up yoga and admitted last night:

“Oooooo I have my first yoga session 2moz! Just a little bit excited”


Ne-Yo’s tour will kick off in Metro Arena in Newcastle on 6th March and continue with shows in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before coming to a close in London on 15th March.

He may want to have a word in Tulisa’s ear and get some X Factor tips from the star, as he recently admitted that he is in talks with Simon Cowell and Fox bosses about joining the US version of the show.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!