Trisha Paytas says Jeffree Star left her 'in tears' after he insulted her weight and past drug use on a 2020 Vegas trip
- Trisha Paytas is opening up about her 2020 Valentine's Day weekend trip to Las Vegas with Jeffree Star, claiming now that the beauty mogul left her "in tears."
- In a video and in tweets, Paytas is now confirming rumors that Star attacked her weight, skin, and drug use behind her back during the trip — rumors she previously denied.
- The rumors were started by Tab David, a former friend of Star's who uploaded and then deleted a scathing testimony about Star's behavior toward "a friend" and others on the Las Vegas trip.
On Valentine's Day 2020, Jeffree Star and Trisha Paytas took a private jet to Las Vegas, where the two documented their luxury getaway on social media. Online, the two YouTubers described the trip as a success. But now, as Star remains silent in the wake of explosive drama involving him and Shane Dawson, Paytas is suggesting otherwise.
A YouTube meltdown has swept the platform over the past few weeks, as top YouTuber Shane Dawson has been buried in backlash over his old, offensive content. Paytas, one of his closest friends and collaborators, has staunchly defended him. Paytas even responded to Tati Westbrook's indictment of Dawson and Star with her own rebuke, titled "Tati dumb as hell." The video has over 2 million views, and in it, Paytas defended Dawson — but not Star."This has nothing to do with my friendship with Jeffree Star," she said the video. "If anything, that Vegas trip, I came home in tears. I was crying. I was upset. Those DMs were real to that guy, it was not a good trip, and he just confirmed what I felt on that trip. It was not good. So I'm not defending Jeffree because I don't know Jeffree like I know Shane."Advertisement
Paytas appears to be confirming details from a shocking video created by Tab David, a former friend of Star's who has modeled for himThe "DMs" Paytas was referring to were Instagram messages shared by Tab David, a former friend of Star's who uploaded a damning testimony on June 10 about Star's alleged behavior during the Las Vegas trip. In that video, David, who lives in Las Vegas and says he hung out with Star and Paytas during their trip, accused Star of insulting his friend's weight, skin, and past drug use behind their back.
In the video, David, who says he met Star about 13 years ago "off of Myspace" and has modeled for Jeffree Star Cosmetics, showed anonymous DMs with the "friend," who was widely assumed to be Paytas.David deleted the video, and he didn't respond to Insider's request for comment about it. But drama YouTuber Sanders Kennedy re-uploaded the video in its entirety. Insider also reached out to Star and Paytas about the claims in David's video and neither of them responded.
In the video, David claims he spent time with Star in Star's hotel room, along with Star's hair and makeup crew, Star's friend (who is assumed to be Paytas), and Star's bodyguard. David says the group planned to go to a Gwen Stefani concert, and the concert ended up being canceled — something Star documented on his Instagram story. David says Star was complaining about Stefani canceling her show and referred to her using an anti-Semitic slur.David also says Star made a xenophobic comment about how the mayor of Los Angeles wouldn't let Hermès sell exotic animal skins and furs but would give "green cards" to "illegals." David went on to make several more claims about Star's offensive comments and conduct during that Las Vegas trip, including comments that Paytas is now confirming were about her."There had been a friend earlier in the night who was in the room who didn't attend the club with us," David said. "They had continued to make fun of this person all day, talk about how bad their skin was, body-shame them, talk about their weight, talk about their past drug abuse, talk about their recovery, just the most disgusting, horrible things for him, his crew, who does hair and makeup, who works in the industry, to say."Advertisement
In the video, David shared texts he says were sent between him and Star before the trip. He discussed Star's behavior with YouTuber Rich Lux on the trip (Star posted pictures of Rich Lux on his Instagram story that weekend). At the end of the video, David shared "DMs with the person [Star] bodyshamed," which Paytas is now saying are DMs sent between David and her.In the DM sent from Paytas, she wrote "he said a lot of things to my face that made me feel awful that trip (hence why I left early) - it is hard cause I truly loved him and I know if I confront him - I will get backlash , you will, and ultimately I'll be the one 'cancelled.'"Advertisement
Paytas has flip-flopped on whether David's video was true, and her reversal seems to be because of Star's silence on Shane Dawson
When David's video first came out, speculation on Twitter pushed Star to respond to the claims on June 17 in a quickly-deleted tweet that said "no, you tried to degrade me with your rude comment. Doesn't sound like checking in on her.. sounds like believing a rumor and then being mean to me by using my friends name."
Paytas, at the time, supported Star dismissing the claims and stated that they were untrue.She quote-tweeted Star's since-deleted tweet and wrote "This. It's getting annoying [...] there's so many lies on so many topics about me lately I can't keep up nor do I want to. I go by peoples actions on how they treat me not by what the internet runs with. Ppl just want reactions I'm so over it."Advertisement
Paytas also tweeted that if she hadn't responded to a rumor, it was "more than likely lies , exaggerations or somewhere in between," and added that "Jeffree has always been over the top nice to me."
—Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) June 17, 2020
"Everyone on that trip was nothing but kind and wonderful to me," Paytas said in another follow-up tweet on June 17. "Over the top so. I have a vlog where I'm in tears after over what a great time I had."After Westbrook's video debuted, Paytas has criticized Dawson's former friends who haven't publicly supported him. Star has remained noticeably silent. In addition to her statement in "Tati dumb as hell," Paytas has also seemingly tweeted about Star insulting her during the Las Vegas trip. Advertisement
—Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) July 5, 2020
First, she seemed to imply that there's a "voice memo" of Star talking "s---" behind Paytas' back. Star has openly admitted that he keeps incriminating voice memos on his phone, and YouTubers like Westbrook and Blaire White have recently expressed concerns about Star's practice of storing "blackmail" in the form of inflammatory voice memos about other YouTubers.
—Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) July 5, 2020Paytas also addressed David's claim that Star and his "entourage" joked about her past drug abuse and recovery, writing "I haven't used since December. It's gross and ur evil as s---."
—Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) July 5, 2020Finally, Paytas seemed to address her previous dismissal of David's video, writing, "So beyond passed my limit. I tried taking the high road - but f--- it."Advertisement
"Youtube ain't my career now anyway so come for me," Paytas continued on to write. "Ruin me. Whatever I'm gon f---in say some s---."
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