“I’m just staying out of it, minding my own business.”
Well, don't ask James Charles to spill beauty guru tea anymore because he is officially done with the drama.
As noted by Cosmpolitan UK, James recently opened up to a paparazzo when they confronted him about the current accusations spiraling within the beauty community, otherwise known as Dramaggedon 3.0, and he's over the drama. "I don't really want to address anything regarding the drama," James told the pap. "I'm just staying out of it, minding my own business. I just moved into a beautiful new house. I have great friends around me."
James has been silent on the current beauty world turmoil since fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook released her "BREAKING MY SILENCE..." video on June 30. In her video, Tati detailed her account of how Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson allegedly manipulated her into releasing the now infamous "BYE SISTER" video last May that almost destroyed James's career. Neither Shane nor Jeffree has made official statements on the matter either, though Shane did go on Instagram Live while watching the video to express his, ehm, frustrations for a few short minutes.
And while he is no longer engaging in the drama, James did let out some gems during her paparazzo encounter. When asked about Shane's racist past, James initially said, "I don't want to talk about anything in relation to him," before then adding, "I think it should always be looked at on a case by case basis to make sure people are changing actively. That's kind of what I've always believed in." When asked if he's spoken to Shane since backlash ensued weeks ago, James simply shook his head.
James also addressed some questions not pertaining to the beauty world. When asked if he's joining the TikTok's hype house, he gave a clear "absolutely not" explaining that while he's good friends with the TikTok house's members, he has his own home. In regards to his dream makeup collaborations in the future, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande are at the top of his list. And the question we've all been waiting for: Is he releasing music soon? Not yet... but it sounds like it's in the works.
James is clearly done with Dramaggedon, but who can tell if the beauty drama is done with him just yet...