28 October 2019, 13:02 | Updated: 28 October 2019, 13:22
Are Jeffree Star and Tati Westbrook still friends?
It’s hard to keep up with who is friends with who when it comes to the YouTube beauty community and, if the rumours are true, Jeffree Star and Tati Westbrook’s relationship is the latest casualty. Jeffree unfollowed Tati on social media and now their fans are trying to figure out what happened.
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Apparently, Jeffree actually unfollowed Tati in September, just before the launch of his documentary series with Shane Dawson. The YouTubers are also collaborating on the highly-anticipated Conspiracy palette together, which falls close to the release of Tati’s first eyeshadow palette Textured Neutrals Vol. 1…hm.
Jeffree and Tati have supported each other for a while and have even featured on each other’s YouTube channels in the past. Tati shared a video titled “$5000 FACE MASK with Jeffree Star … WTF” in June 2017 and also featured on Jeffree’s channel that same month in his “Get Ready In My Private Jet” video.
Jeffree even bought Tati a Louis Vuitton handbag when they first became friends (as you do…) and he famously was fighting Tati’s corner during her huge fight with James Charles. And in September, Tati included Jeffree’s Magic Star Concealer and Magic Star Powder in her “Full Face of YouTubers’ Makeup” video.
However, Jeffree has now unfollowed Tati on both Twitter and Instagram. The former friends haven’t publicly commented on why that is, which has led to speculation from their fans.
Some think it might be because his upcoming palette with Shane Dawson will be released just one week after Tati’s. They also noticed that neither Shane or Jeffree publicly congratulated Tati on her palette’s release.
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Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?
Im wondering about one thing. Is the fact that Jeffree unfollowed tati has anything to do with her launching her pallette few days before shane’s make up or am I overthinking due to too much drama that has happened this year.
— Sandra ||-// (@DiffPL) October 18, 2019
I have to say, I’m really sad and disappointed at the lack of support from other creators for the Tati Beauty release. Especially when Youtube keeps recommending all the videos Tati did for Jeffree’s make-up. I don’t blame her for shifting her focus away from influencer friends💔
— KaWi (@feminist_rants1) October 26, 2019
Conspiracy Theory : Jeffree Star unfollowed Tati cause they had a business disagreement. Jeffree didn’t want to compete with Tati on Christmas sales, naturally Jeffree is threatened cause EVERYONE has been anticipating a Tati make up line and knows this is tough competition.
— Jhemerlyn Snappedt (@DanteAndThe8) October 16, 2019
Have we noticed that Jeffree didn’t say anything about tati’s makeup line or a congrats today, and Tati hasn’t said anything about their collab. I thought they were cool but maybe really are taking a step back from one another idk. I hope they both still love eachother
— kiwi (@kayleys_there) October 26, 2019
Oh so Jeffree and Tati fell out because Jeffree wouldn’t move the date of the Shane collab away from the launch of Tati Beauty… now we know
— Dan (@dannycharleston) October 16, 2019
Others claimed Jeffree was literally blocking anyone who supported Tati’s palette on Twitter.
Why isn’t anyone talking about @Jeffreestar blocking people why buys Tati’s palette?? I was a real hard core fan, I have all his products…I work extra just to support him…and he blocked me (and others) right after posting about buying Tati’s palette #jeffree #jeffreestar
— 🦋Kimberly Gets Crafty🦋 (@KimGetsCrafty) October 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Tati has publicly shown her love to Manny MUA (Jeffree’s former friend turned enemy), who uploaded a review of her palette.
He’s supporting me & I appreciate the hell out of it! We respect each other but aren’t super close, so the fact the he’s supporting my launch means the world! It’s been a lonely year & I’m super grateful.
— Tati Westbrook (@GlamLifeGuru) October 25, 2019
And further proof that Tati and Jeffree’s friendship is dead, is her telling interview with E! News. Tati gushed about Jennifer Lopez’s makeup artist Scott Barnes, revealing he was one of the only members of the beauty community to congratulate her.
“He’s like, ‘Babe, I’m so excited for you.’ We’re going to really show the industry that two powerhouses can actually come together instead of stabbing each other in the back,” she explained. “They can support each other and it’s going to be the actual message of beauty. So I’m really excited about that and I’m really excited to show that that can be done, that we both can have success.”