Tulisa: 'Twitter Trolls Made Me Feel Hated'
But the X Factor judge says she's learned to ignore the venom...
And although she admits that she still gets a daily stream of negative comments from internet users she doesn't know, she no longer lets it get to her.
The Sun quoted her as saying: "If I was to ask how I'm perceived by the public — basing my decision on Twitter — I'd think I was one of the most-hated women in Britain.
"But when I go out on the street not one person ever says anything other than, 'Lovely to meet you'.
"Sometimes Twitter is so far away from the general public's response because some people just tweet for the sake of tweeting. Someone will sit down and write the most horrific message and they actually couldn't care less. They don't even feel that strongly about you. They’re just doing it for a laugh. You have to let it go over your head."
And she issued a veiled warning to new judge Nicole Scherzinger that she wouldn't be taking any funny business.
"I can't imagine how anyone could fall out with Nicole — she's not that kind of person," she began.
"But then, Kelly and I were fine at this point last year. There are going to be spats. I'm going to defend my acts, I won't hold back."
Show hopeful James Arthur has taken a pop at internet critics this week too.