It’s been a tense few days in the beauty community for fans of either Kat Von D or Jeffree Star after both camps decided to take a very personal fight to world wide web. Things kicked off this week when Kat posted an Instagram declaration saying that she no longer wanted to be associated with Jeffree after he stole artwork from a designer without paying for it. But, after days of Twitter fights and hashtags, Star has finally responded.
Jeffree’s new video, titled ‘Dear Kat Von D: It’s Easier To Tell The Truth’, has been viewed over 1.5 million time since it was uploaded only 10 hours ago. In the description, Star details the importance of his video; “Here is my side of the story. Sadly, Kat left out some huge important details that her ego wouldn’t allow… and she never shows the alleged “text messages” I sent her. I show it. And I also show you all the receipts and expose the truth” – understandably, the comments have been disabled.
Throughout the video, Star points out how far the situation has gotten between the beauty goliaths by claiming that “three of my family members” have been receiving “death threats”. Before showing his own text messages that prove that Star never told Kat Von D to “f*ck off” as she originally claimed, Jeffree points out the fact that KVD still hasn’t shown the text message screenshots she promised over the weekend.
His video talks more about the timeline surrounding the breakdown of their friendship, and claims that the last time the pair physically hung out together was back in September when the Instagram post below was shared with fans. Whilst he always thought of Kat as a “supportive friend”, he shares feelings that she never supported the brand as he “has emails” proving that she backed out of investment into his cosmetics line without any explanation.
All of this drama kicked off after accusations came to light that Jeffree stole the artwork for his lipstick collection. In reference to his business with BJ Betts, the graphic designer who apparently was not paid by Jeffree and had his phone number blocked, Star only had one thing to say; “Don’t you think I would be sued or there would be a lawsuit? I think there’s a lot of malicious underlying intent, and I think that’s what hurts and breaks my heart the most. Let’s just say it one more time: BJ has been paid”.
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