Chasing Keys were sent home by Tulisa during the judges houses section of the show
The X Factor 2011 has barely begun and already the show has run into controversy.
The episode, which is set to air on ITV on Saturday, sees the ‘devastated’ boys missing out on selection for the forthcoming live shows.
And already the furious five have spoken out about their ex-mentor, revealing they feel they were given the boot because of their privileged backgrounds.
‘The lads were absolutely devastated but they felt Tulisa didn’t warm to them.,’ one insider told the Sun. ‘She gave them the impression she saw them as posh toffs trying to be street rappers.’
‘The other groups like The Risk had a more urban street-wise feel about them and the lads from The Keys are convinced that’s why Tulisa didn’t pick them.’
The source added: ‘Perhaps she thought they were trying to be like a posh N-Dubz.’
‘It smacked to them of a decision based on a difference in their social backgrounds rather than their ability to sing.
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