Tulisa loves the 'money and power' X Factor brings

Tulisa (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Tulia has confessed the best thing about being on the show is the money and the power.

In a rather honest interview with the Daily Mirror, the 'Young' hitmaker was pretty clear on why she signed up to the show.

"I’m going to keep it real and say the money and the power," she told the newspaper. "When I was in N-Dubz we didn’t keep count of our endorsements and stuff like that, but since The X Factor I’ve become very secure in that sense. That’s an amazing feeling.

"I’ve now bought my dream home and I’ll be moving there in about three months’ time."

Speaking about being on the show for a seconed year, Tulisa said: "I’m a lot more relaxed, more confident and feel as if I’ve earned my spot."

Meanwhile, Tulisa revealed she hadn't spoken to Simon Cowell at all this year.

"We honestly haven’t spoken to each other since he congratulated me on Little Mix winning last year," she said. "Me and Louis are good friends, and I get on great with Gary and Nicole, although obviously me and Gary have had our public spats. But we’re cool.

"I was angry when he accused me of having fag breath. But I calmed down and got over it. And he did say publicly that he regretted it."

Insisting that all of the arguments on the show are real, Tulisa added: "There is no way Gary could’ve pre-planned that line because I wouldn’t have let him come out with it!"

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