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Kat Von D publicly ends friendship with Jeffree Star due to "negativity"

UPI News Service, 07/19/2016 

Kat Von D has publicly ended her friendship with longtime pal Jeffree Star.

The 34-year-old celebrity tattoo artist publicly cut ties with the 30-year-old makeup artist in a lengthy post Monday on social media.

"After years of making excuses for, and rationalizing Jeffree's inappropriate behavior (including, promoting drug use, racism, and bullying) I can no longer hold my tongue after recent events," Kat Von D wrote.

"I know that over the years, many of you were introduced to Jeffree through me, and regardless if you chose to continue to follow him or not, I just would like to disassociate myself from him and his brand from this point on. I plan on posting a video explanation as to why I felt compelled to make such a statement," she said.

"For the time being, I simply want to apologize to anybody and everybody who has ever had to deal with any of his negativity. And yes, with a heavy heart, I will be pulling the shade 'Jeffree' from my [makeup] collection. Sending extra love to everyone out there," the star concluded.

Jeffree Star responded to Kat Von D in a series of tweets shortly after her post. He claimed to have not seen the tattoo artist in over a year and said they spoke last week for the first time in months.

"Kat and I texted a few days ago after 6 months of silence. She never supported me or my brand and got distant when I launched mine," he wrote. "She accused me of something that wasn't true, so I told her to [expletive] off and then blocked her number. Not that juicy of a story, sorry."

"This whole situation is sad and gross. I don't need to clap back or make a video about someone's post. It's getting trite," the makeup artist added. "Instead of feeding into negativity and internet fights, I'm going back to the real world and off to enjoy the rest of my day."

Kat Von D is known for the reality show "LA Ink" and launched her own makeup line, Kat Von D Beauty, in 2008.

Jeffree Star came to fame on MySpace as a singer and social media star and launched his makeup line, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, in 2014.

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