Tati Westbrook has cut ties with James Charles!
Last month, the two began feuding after the 19-year-old YouTube personality shared an endorsement at Coachella for Sleep Vitamins by SugarBearHair, a direct competitor of Tati’s beauty brand, Halo Beauty. Though he later apologized to her on Instagram Story, Westbrook claimed James did not personally reach out to her following the drama.
In a 43-minute video posted on Friday, the 37-year-old beauty starlet officially cut ties with Charles after she felt “blindsided.”
She said in the clip:
“It wasn’t just about vitamins or Halo, it was just about being lied to and feeling disrespected… And you know, James Charles had nine days after Coachella to talk to me. He knows where I live, it’s not far from him. He could’ve come face-to-face and chatted with me because he knew this would hurt me.”
Tati also said the two allegedly had conversations about other people making deals with SugarBearHair, but James told her he was loyal to her and her brand.
After the Coachella post went up, James allegedly texted her saying, “I just did this post, no big!”
For Tati, this is “pretty typical” behavior from Charles.
“I know he has a way of just getting what he wants… I always blamed it on his age, I was like, ‘He’ll grow up, it’s fine.’ I wanted to be someone who could give him solid advice.’”
Vitamin feud aside, Tati also said she ended her friendship with James because she does “not support” the person he has become.
“There’s so much going on with James Charles right now that I do not support. I do not agree with… Fame, power, and a fat bank account will change almost anyone. And if you don’t have people that will tell you to your face that you’re doing the wrong things, you will change. I tried to be that person for you James, I really tried. I don’t think there’s any getting through to you, and I don’t want to be friends with you. I don’t want to be associated with you.”
Following James’ Insta Story apology — which she said she felt pressured to accept — Tati alleged that Charles spoke with “drama” YouTube channels Tea Spill and Here For The Tea, to tell his side of the story as opposed to mending their friendship.
“This is not strategy to me, this is me having someone that I mentored, someone that I cared for, really not care for me and exhibit that.”
She also slammed fellow YouTuber Gabriel Zamora — who made a May 4 video called “Makeup and Opinions” where he sided with Charles and slammed Westbrook for her “fraudulent behavior” — who claimed their relationship was transactional.
“I have not asked him for a penny. I have never been on his Instagram.”
Tati also spoke about James’ alleged romantic pursuit of straight men.
“It’s really disgusting to manipulate someone’s sexuality, especially when they are still emerging into adulthood, and don’t quite have everything figured out… You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with peoples emotions. You’re threatening to ruin them, you’re threatening to embarrass them and you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favor, even if they’re straight. And you know what? That’s not okay. That behavior is not okay.”
“Whether you’re a woman, a man, gay, straight, bi, whatever sexual orientation you are, that is your personal call and it is not for someone else to take… It is not for someone else to play with. It is not for someone else to mess with. And how dare you laugh about it and make meme, after meme, and retweet, and this, and that, and ‘I love straight boys’ and make it a joke. Because this behavior is not normal. It’s not okay. Cracking someone’s sexuality is not an escape room. This is s**t that will follow them for the rest of their lives. You need someone to tell you to stop it. That’s what I did, in your kitchen, in front of Gabriel Zamora.’”
Charles has yet to respond.
WATCH the full clip (below):