The 'Sight of You' singer was part of hip-hop group N-Dubz with her cousin Dappy and their friend Fazer until 2011 - when they went on hiatus - and while she has gone on to have a solo career, it wasn't the path she wanted to follow.
She explained: "I didn't want to go solo, it was Dappy that wanted to go solo, I was forced into it. I remember at the time, thinking, 'What am I going to do?' because I wanted to be in a group and I wanted it to be like N-Dubz when we were 16 years old and we all got on so well and everything was great. I miss it, I miss it so much, every time I'm on stage."
However, Tulisa, 24, is sure the group will get back together soon, as the bond between them runs so deep.
She added: "People don't realise how young we were when we got together and how long we were grafting for. You can Google the pictures of us at 11 years old in the studio and we look like little babies.
"It's just something untouchable when something has happened far that many years and we've been on our journey together, and into our 20s still in a group, to then selling out arenas. It's a bizarre thing for us."
Tulisa's debut album, 'The Female Boss', is out on November 26.
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