After Tati posted her video, Jeffree joined in on the scandal, seemingly coming to Tati’s defense and calling the 21-year-old a “danger to society.”
Once the had blown over, Jeffree took to YouTube and posted an apology video to James.
“Most of you have seen some brutal tweets that I sent out last week,” the Jeffree Star Cosmetics founder said. “A lot of you have seen the vicious text messages I’ve sent, and I want you to understand something. Because I said those things, that doesn’t equal me hating James Charles. He’s been in my life for a few years now. Are we the best of friends? No. But we had a real connection. I loved and cared about him and I definitely thing I mishandled our friendship.”
In March 2020, Jeffree complimented the YouTuber on Twitter, seemingly putting an end to their longtime feud, until one month later. In April 2020, it looked like Jeffree reignited the drama with James by explaining why he called him a “danger to society” in 2019.
“It’s going to upset a lot of people, but the truth is that someone, and right now I legally can’t say who, told us a few things,” he explained on Daniel “Keemstar” Keem, FaZe Banks and Colossal Is Crazy‘s podcast, “Mom’s Basement.” “And we trusted that person’s opinion, and then another person said some things — that were friends with — and it really convinced us that he was a predator.”
The social media star claimed that he even had a recording of an alleged “victim of James,” and he offered to go into another room and play it for the talk show host.
At the end of the day, I’m not gonna out a victim of James Charles. If it’s real, because I don’t know if it’s real, and I’ll go in another room and play it for you. Everyone wants to make me out ‘You ruined James Charles’ career.’ No, Tati did, and uploaded a 40-minute video about him and she should never have uploaded that. But she did, and for some reason James thinks that me and Shane [Dawson] tried to ruin his life and orchestrated the whole thing like we f**king cares,” Jeffree said.
Then added, “I think James has dealt with enough mental abuse and I don’t know what the future holds. Look, if James Charles is ever listening, call me, or sit down with me, and I will show you what was shown to me, and I will tell you a year later exactly what happened behind-the-scenes. And either he cares or he doesn’t.”
James never publicly responded to Jeffree’s claims on the podcast.