Tulisa is reportedly in talks to work with rap supremo Kanye West in a bid to save her solo career.

The former N-Dubz star has reportedly been dropped from this year’s X Factor judging panel. While Tulisa may have scored a number one with her debut single Young, her recent singles, Live it Up and Sight of You, failed to reach the top ten, while her album, The Femal Boss, barely crept into the top 40.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Kanye could give her a hit, which is what she desperately needs. Look at what Will.i.am did for Britney Spears recently.

"Tulisa is still one of the most famous women in the country and a lot of young girls look up to her - her fan base proves that.

"It's well within her grasp to turn it all around. All it takes is one hit."

Tulisa is currently working on second album and recently declared she plans to take her sound "back to basics".

She said: "I'm going to make a few singles soon, and I want to take my sound back to basics. I want to just make songs that I really love from now on."