Tulisa Contostavlos if finding support in her friends as she copes with the ordeal of being arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine.
The singer was hit with a massive sting operation by The Sun Newspaper and arrested earlier this week.
She has since been released on bail and is said to be in a "very fragile" state.
The 24-year-old is involved in accusations that she helped to arrange an £800 cocaine deal with her close friend and part-time rapper, Mike GLC.
The self-described Female Boss is currently lying low after police raided her £6million mansion in Hertfordshire.
A pal close to the N-Dubz singer is reportedly concerned with her emotional state in these trying times.
They told 3am: “For all her bravado, she is just a vulnerable 24-year-old girl. She’s very fragile, and this whole experience has put a huge amount of pressure on her.
“She has always come across as confident and self-assured, but the reality is she has the weight of the world on her shoulders and is very shaken."
Despite her tough upbringing and alleged claims by The Sun that she was "selling crack" at age 14, Tulisa is not coping well with the experience.
They added: “Having your house raided, fingerprints taken and a DNA swab from your mouth would be quite harrowing for even a hardened criminal - and Tulisa is not that.”
Tulisa has previously admitted to struggling with depression and self-harm.
Growing up in Camden Town, North London, she had to deal with her mother Anne getting sectioned when she was just five years old.
On top of that, her father left the family home when she was 14.
In a recent interview, Tulisa discussed how she had considered suicide as a youngster.
She said: “I was kind of like, ‘I can’t think of any other way to deal with all this’. If I thought like that now, I’d want to slap myself.”
In another interview she confessed: “I still get those moments now and again. Although I can be very feisty, that’s a defence mechanism for me. I’m defensive because too many years of my life I was treated like sh*t.”
Her friend Mike, who is also being charged in connection with the deal, has made a public statement to deny any involvement.
Despite appearing on some fairly damning video published by The Sun, he said: “This is ruining my life. I am not a dealer. I have never sold drugs in my life.”
Tulisa has remained quiet on the subject.
To add insult to injury, the singer has given up on her epic legal battle over her leaked sex tape.
She has since reportedly been left with lawyers’ fees amounting to an estimated £270,000 and received no damages.
It's not been a good week for Tulisa - to think it was only a few days ago she was sunning herself in Marbella.