Rap artist The Dream apparently has a crush on Tulisa Contostavlos.
A source told a tabloid newspaper that the record producer has a soft spot for the X Factor judge.
An insider told The Sun that Tulisa invited him to New York for a "two-day bender".
The source told the newspaper: "The Dream has always really liked Tulisa.
"Ever since they worked on her album he thinks they struck up a strong connection.
"He's been keeping in regular contact by sending messages asking how she is.
"But he's upped his game since Tulisa's back on the market and feels it could be his time to strike."
The insider, real name Terius Nash, is said to be smitten with Tulisa.
They added: "He's very keen."
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