James Charles Reflects on Feud with Tatiana Westbrook, 6 Months After Falling Out

YouTuber James Charles is finally catching his breath and reflecting on his very public feud with once-close friend Tati Westbrook, six months after their falling out went viral. “When everything went down, it was a really horrifying moment,” the 20-year-old vlogger said in an interview with Paper Magazine.

The interview was part of the beauty guru's comeback, as Charles has launched a new makeup palate in partnership with Morphe and continues to release more and more of his signature makeup tutorials. But, the upstate New York-native admits, “I thought by this time, I would be good – back to normal, if you will – super happy, but that’s not the case.”

The drama began last spring when Westbrook posted YouTube video, titled, “BYE SISTER ….”

Westbrook, Charles’ 37-year-old mentor from Los Angeles, claimed in the since-deleted video that the young makeup artist's attendance of Coachella was sponsored by her rival, SugarBearHair, despite having rejected Westbrook’s request to support her own brand Halo Beauty at the music festival.