I need a man with bigger b***s than me, says Tulisa

London: X Factor judge Tulisa has lashed out at claims that she can be a “needy” girlfriend – but admitted it always takes a man with “massive mental balls” to handle her.

The singer says she’s never had to chase a man and admits that she will sometimes take her PA and best friend Gareth Varey on dates as “a bodyguard”.

“There were stories doing the rounds that implied I was ‘needy’ in relationships. Me? Needy? Never!” a leading daily has quoted her as saying.

“I’m an independent lady — I don’t chase after guys and constantly call/text them. To suggest I’m a bunny boiler was really insulting as I’m the total opposite.

“Where boys are concerned, it’s usually the other way round. Gareth’s a bit like a bodyguard and best friend rolled into one. Trust me, he WILL tell me if he doesn’t approve of a bloke but he knows I make my own decisions.

“I want a man who has a massive pair of balls — not physically but mentally!

“He needs to have bigger balls than me without feeling the need to prove that he has bigger balls. It’s important that he accepts that I have balls too,” she added.