Welp! It looks like all that drama between James Charles, Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Star is finally coming to an end. How do we know? Well, when James posted a 40-minute-long video with receipts regarding the recent allegations that have been made against him, Jeffree responded with an apology instead of receipts of his own. Uh, what?
That’s right! When the 19-year-old beauty guru posted his proof online, Jeffree took to Twitter on May 18 to call James out for trying to redeem himself with a video that was “manipulative, weird and calculated.” He then promised to come through with evidence of his own to delegitimize James’ story.
“Everyone keeps asking me for my RECEIPTS…. I have so much to say and some really sad, disgusting things to show you guys,” he tweeted. “James Charles tried to mass manipulate you all today. When I show you the proof and WHY I tweeted that tweet about him, you will all finally understand.”
Interestingly enough, the video Jeffree posted on Sunday, May 19 was quite the opposite of what he’d promised. There was no tea, no shade and no receipts. There was, however, a roughly 15-minute-long apology to the Sisters Apparel founder.
“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.”
The 33-year-old then went on to explain that, at the height of the drama, the “old Jeffree” reared his head again, which is something he eventually recognized and put a stop to as soon as he was able to straighten out his thoughts and feelings on the matter.
“I was in a dark place yesterday,” he admitted. “I said some things online about pulling receipts and showing some things. … I don’t want to play the games anymore. … I was going to pull voice memos, I was going to pull text messages from other people that don’t want to be involved, and I was just getting into a place where it wasn’t healthy, and thank God I’m in the headspace that I am today because I stopped those feelings, I let them all subside, and I understand now that that isn’t OK.”
But wait, there’s more. The former musician took some time to apologize to James’ brother Ian for sending some scathing tweets his way, and he also promised fans that he’s done with involving himself in unnecessary drama.
“Moving forward, I want to let you guys know something: I am done,” Jeffree said. “I am done with the tea, with the drama, and I don’t want to be involved in anyone’s situations anymore. This was a huge wake up call for me to reel me in because I have been really healing myself, I am in such a good place, so for me to digress and go back to Jeffree from years ago, I’m embarrassed for myself.”
Last, but certainly not least, he addressed James directly, apologizing for those horrifying text messages and for making accusations that were never proven to be true.
“You guys saw a lot of text messages,” he said. “There were things being told to me that were never proven, there was a lot of rumors, and sadly, I let that get to me. So James, I want to let you know that I should have never sent you those messages. I should have been a better friend. I know that now. And even if we weren’t close friends anymore, I should’ve handled it way differently.”
We don’t know about you, but we’re glad to see that, in the end, Jeffree decided to take the high road. Now let’s move on with our lives, shall we?
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