James Charles seemingly throws shade at Tati during Kylie Jenner party

Virginia Glaze. Last updated: May 23, 2019
James Charles, Instagram / Tati Westbrook, YouTube

Beauty YouTuber James Charles has made the comeback of a lifetime, following damaging allegations from Tati Westbrook – but he seems to have one more message in response to the drama.

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While Charles stated that he is taking a YouTube hiatus after addressing Tati’s claims in full, he continues to post via his other social media accounts, documenting his experience at the launch party of Kylie Jenner’s new skincare line on his Instagram story.

Between his photos with major celebrities and other influencers, Charles uploaded a video with social media stars Nikita Dragun and Gabriel Zamora – another YouTuber who Tati took issue with in her account against James.

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James Charles, Instagram
James Charles attended the launch party for Kylie Jenner’s new skincare line – and possibly threw some major shade at Tati Westbrook, in the process.

In the video, James, Nikita, and Gabriel walk down a hallway holding hands to the tune of rapper Iggy Azalia’s latest song, ‘Started,’ after which they turn to look at the camera in unison.

This video seems to be a pointed response to Tati’s claims, considering that the lyrics rapped in the video are as follows:

“You started to say sorry, but fuck that shit/ You started out hating, but you love my drip.”


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While Charles has yet to address the clip, taken from Nikita Dragun’s own Instagram story, the YouTuber has claimed that he is recovering from the drama by doing things that make him happy, such as “playing with makeup and being social.”

Charles isn’t the only one taking a breather from the internet, either; Tati herself went on a “digital break” following the release of Charles’ “No More Lies” video, claiming that she will not be making “any further public comments” on her issues with James.

Makeup mogul Jeffree Star likewise took a step back from the debacle, after deleting several Tweets – one of which claimed to have “receipts” that would expose James for “manipulating” his audience.

“I don’t want to play the games anymore,” Star said in response to the issue. “…I am not going to fuel this fire bigger so everyone can get more entertainment. Because, behind the scenes, this isn’t funny. These are our real lives.”

Charles has since seen a massive upswing in subscribers, even jumping back to his previous 15 million subscriber milestone just days after uploading his final response to Tati’s allegations.