Here's what REALLY happened
So the Youtuber community is no stranger to some major drama, but not many people saw this one coming.
Beauty influencers James Charles and Tati Westbrook are two of the most popular makeup Youtubers out there, with a combined total over over 20 million subscribers – and they’ve both always been BFF’s.
Cut to last night, when Ms Tati posted a 45 minute long video entitled ‘Bye Sister’ in which she told her fans that she and James are no longer friends, and called him out on some MAJOR bullshit.
Since then, James (who has recently come under fire for charging fans $500 for a ticket to his beauty workshops) has responded on his own channel, pretty much fessing up to what he has done wrong.
So what REALLY happened between these two internet stars?! Lets dive a little deeper….
The drama between these two former besties all started over hair vitamins… yep. Tati recently launched her own brand of vitamins to rival the better known Sugar Bear Hair – that you’ve probably seen a Kardashian or two promote online.
But it all went down when James took to Instagram to share an ad for Sugar Bear, whom he claimed had helped him out a sticky security situation while at Coachella, and obviously Tati was devo.
After James’ post, Tati herself posted a few emotional stories saying she felt ‘betrayed’ and ‘lost’ by the whole thing. Still keeping up?
James duly apologised, saying about his friend ‘she has been like a mother to me since my first days in the industry and has given me more love, support, resources and advice than I could ever ask for.”
But it seems that issues went a bit deeper than some hair gummy bears.
Tati last night posted a whopping 45 minute long video in which she explained the drama in major detail, and she is NOT happy with the 19-year-old.
Throughout the video, the makeup artist claimed she had helped James in many ways since he started out, and always felt a need to make excuses for him because of his age.
She claimed to have arranged brand deals for the star while asking for nothing in return, and felt utterly betrayed by his actions.
Stick on the kettle and watch the whole thing for yourself here to get the whole picture.
So as you can see, the problems between these two go way deep!
But of course, in true diva fashion, James has ALREADY replied to the video, which has over 10 million views since last night.
Stripping it way back, the internet sensation posted a no makeup, no backdrop video simply titled ‘tati’ – and pretty much fessed up and apologized – saying “I’m so disappointed in myself that I ruined our relationship, that did mean so much to me.”
Now who knows, we could all be falling for some clout driven fake drama here, or the tea could be well and truly spilling – but either way we are GLUED to this for more!
Are you guys #TeamJames or #TeamTati?