Hip hop group N-Dubz are reportedly set to split up following Tulisa Contostavlos joining The X Factor this year, it has been reported. According to The Sun the trio are angry with one another over the impact the new show has had on the group dynamics.
"Dappy is livid about the whole situation. Tulisa has a new passion now - and that's not what they got into the business for," a source told the newspaper this morning. "He has thrown himself into his solo career because, as far as he is concerned, N-Dubz is all but over. The last album didn't do as well as he hoped and X Factor has caused a lot of problems between them."
The group will release one more album before splitting up at the end of the year, the paper claims. The insider continued:"The last tour was stressful. The mood was grim between the three of them.
"Tulisa is now planning her solo career off the back of X Factor. There have already been talks of arena tours for her in 2012 and a promo strategy."
Dappy meanwhile will be releasing a solo album in the autumn.
A spokesperson for the group insisted: "The band are definitely not splitting up."