GRAVESEND X Factor star Tamera Foster reportedly attacked a girl and told her “kiss my shoes or I will beat you up”.

The 16-year-old, who wowed judges with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing last weekend, punched the victim after a fight broke out in Gravesend.

Miss Foster, one of the early favourites to win this year’s X Factor, received a police caution for the incident last year.

It comes after she reportedly boasted taking illegal drugs in a series of tweets in December, last year.

A source close to her, who did not wish to be named, said: “The fight broke out following claims that the girl involved was abusive towards one of Tamera’s friends, although she knows that this does not justify her actions and she is very sorry for what she did.

“As Tamera herself has admitted, she was going through a very difficult time and is now in a much better place.

"Tamera is now focused on doing well in the competition and hopes to move forward with her life positively.”

The Sun reported yesterday (September 4) that the victim, Holly Wilks, was ordered by Miss Foster to “kiss my shoes or I will beat you up”.

A spokesperson for X Factor said: “The X Factor does not condone violent behaviour. The matter was dealt with by the police at the time and Tamera has since apologised for her past behaviour.”