James had played an important part in arranging her deal with Island Records after passing her demo tape on to contacts there, unfortunately for him, his solo career failed soon after and his label dumped him. If Winehouse is serious about the deal, the writing credit can be very lucrative, especially if her next album matches the massive sales of "Back To Black".
Meanwhile, Winehouse was told off for openly flirting with her husband Blake Fielder-Civil across a court on June 02, as he sat in the dock awaiting trial. The troubled singer is said to have repeatedly gestured and mouthed words to him, even silently saying, "I love you" and blowing him a kiss, and making a gesture for him to come and sit down next to her. She is also said to have shouted to a judge "It's like Disneyland", after the prosecutor explained how the case might be delayed by juror holidays in the summer.