Speaking at his iPhone camera accessory launch, Will.I.Am insisted that the reason Tulisa was dropped from the Scream and Shout song was because the version she wrote was, well, erm, not good enough.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman told MTV:
She wrote to that song before I did – this is the truth. But the producers of the beat – two brothers from Belgium called Lazy Jay – didn’t want her to have it, so I wrote to it and Britney is the only person I ever had in mind.
They didn’t want her to have it? So basically Tulisa’s version was rubbish.