And after dropping his moniker in favour of his real name, Richard Rawson, the north London rapper has reverted to his alias, Fazer."I just felt, the last ten years I’ve been building my brand as Fazer and everything that I’ve been doing is under Fazer, so I didn’t want to disregard that with something new, so I’m bringing it back to the foundations," he explained.Cole herself sang Tulisa's praises and the new judge quickly became a hit with the show's fans.In fact, there were even suggestions that people preferred the new team to the previous line-up (Cole, Dannii Minogue, Walsh and Simon Cowell), with Tulisa the most popular, thanks in part to her many male admirers.He continued: "We’d been in the group since 11 and 12 years old, before we got our first break at like 21 years old, so for ten years of our life every single day.I was 26 at the time, we just thought it’s time to go on some holidays, spend time with friends and family and then we’ll bring it back.Despite reports in 2009 that they were engaged, they had split up by the following year and it later emerged that she was dating bandmate Fazer.She helped to cultivate a strong following for N-Dubz by embracing online media, regularly interacting with fans through Twitter, My Space and Facebook.
She played the role of a cocaine-addicted pop star."It was never a fallout, we took a break when we were at the peak.We’d literally just finished an arena tour, so we thought, 'let’s do it while we’re on a high'." Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer have remained best friends ever since they stepped away from the limelight – they even spend Christmas with one another. Dappy was at my house Christmas day, I left Christmas day and four or five days later I ring my mum like, ‘alright mum, how you feeling?She then flew to Magaluf to perform at a gig, before jumping on a private jet with pals to party in Ibiza – where she was spotted with a mystery man.The star was spotted laughing and joking with the man in a club.Born in Camden on 13 July 1988, Tulisa came from musical stock; her mother having been a member of 1980s band Jeep, while her uncle was in English rock group Mungo Jerry.