Tulisa is reportedly planning to move to Miami to escape the UK after she was arrested and bailed over her suspected involvement in setting up a drug deal.
Tulisa is planning to make a fresh start by moving to Miami.
The 'Young' singer - who has been arrested and bailed over suspicions she set up a deal for one of her friends to supply cocaine, pending further enquiries - is planning to move on from the UK and start again in the US.
A source told Closer magazine: ''Tulisa says as soon as all this drama is over, she wants to move to Miami to start a new life. She loves it there and has friends there who say they will help her out.
''With her career hanging in the balance, she may need to leave her mansion, and it holds bitter memories for her now anyway.''
As Tulisa is on bail, she is not allowed to leave the country, but she is confident once she makes it t the US she will be able to concentrate on her music career.
The friend added: ''She said she feels 'trapped' and 'suffocated' in England, she wants a new life in the US, where she hopes to establish herself as a solo artist.''
Tulisa is also making sure she is only surrounded by her closest family and friends she can trust, such as her N-Dubz bandmates Dappy and Fazer, who she rose to fame with.
The source added: ''She plans to cut off '90 per cent' of her friends. She's turning to her mum, Dappy, Fazer and [personal assistant] Gareth [Varey], who's been with her since the start. She's knows he's got her back. She is already looking at potential areas to move to in Miami.''