Two cousins of the Can't Touch It singer are awaiting trial for murder, and her stepfather is facing drug allegations, but Ricki has revealed she no longer has any connection with "that part of the family".

She tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph, "It is hard that my name is tied to that, but that is part of (being famous)."

Ricki shot to stardom after competing in Australian Idol in 2004. She finished seventh.