Dappy has blamed the sad collapse of N‑Dubz on Tulisa and Fazer's relationship.
He told Now magazine: "With them two being a couple and me finding out about it properly, it didn't feel like N‑Dubz any more."
Dappy said he wasn't comfortable playing the awkward third wheel to his cousin and his best friend.
The 'Papa Can You Hear Me?' hitmaker also confirmed that he no longer speaks to Tulisa, admitting: "It's easier for her not to talk to me because I'm a bag of stress. [But] I'd love to be able to hold her, cuddle her and give her a kiss again."