Misha B 'looked up to Tulisa'
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 November 2011
The X Factor's Misha B ''looked up to'' Tulisa Contostavlos until she accused her of being a bully live on television
Misha B "looked up to" Tulisa Contostavlos until she accused her of being a bully.
The 'X Factor' hopeful - who was accused of picking on her fellow contestants by the N-Dubz singer live on air - admitted while she was unkind to other people while she was at school, she is a "different person" now so she wishes the situation had been dealt with more professionally.
She said: "At school I was bullied - and I bullied people myself - but I'm a different person now. When I was younger, the stuff I had to deal with was tough. You make mistakes and you learn from them.
"I really looked up to Tulisa and the way she goes on about girl power, but the situation could have been dealt with a lot better."
Misha - who landed in the bottom two alongside Sophie Habibis on last week's show - thinks the situation got "blown out of proportion", and she wishes Tulisa had addressed the issue face-to-face.
She added in an interview with Reveal magazine: "When I hear something about someone, I always go to the person and ask them if it's true. I saw Tulisa plenty of times that night, and if she had a problem, she could have said it to me then, rather on stage in front of all those viewers.
"I was shocked by what she said. It came out of the blue - it's never nice to hear something like that and it's not fair. The situation got blown out of proportion - a big misunderstanding. But Tulisa really did hurt my feelings."