It all started on August 26 when Patrick released a “traptorial” style video promoting Jackie’s collaboration palette with Anastasia Beverly Hills while lip-syncing to Little Mix’s “Wasabi.” Around the same time, Manny dropped a video that had Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion playing in the background with the same type of editing. Chelsie is known for specializing in this style of video, and while many vloggers take inspiration from others, it’s commonplace to give credit where credit is due. Neither influencer recognized her in their posts.
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🔥Don’t compare what you can’t compete🔥 Hot like wasabi channeling my inner @jackieaina using her @anastasiabeverlyhills eyeshadow palette! Watch the full video on my @youtube channel! Link in the bio! ⬆️ . 🤓Products Used🤓 💫Foundation @toofaced Born This Way foundation in “Praline” 💫Concealer @kryolanofficial Tv Paint Stick and @narsissist “Biscuit” 💫Powder @lauramercier Translucent Powder 💫Eyeshadow @anastasiabeverlyhills @jackieaina Palette 💫Liner @benefitcosmetics Roller Liner 💫Face Powder @toofaced Born This Way Foundation Powder 💫Blush @mariahcarey “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” 💫Highlighter @maccosmetics “Hot and Heavy” #macpatrickstarrr collab 💫Bronzer/Contour @milanicosmetics “Sun Tan” 💫Lip Liner @maccosmetics “Hover” 💫Lipstick @maccosmetics @therealmaryjblige collab lipstick 💫Gloss @milanicosmetics “Luminoso” 👑Edit inspo from both @mooselovesu & @wvrthy 🎵Song @littlemix “Wasabi” . #patrickstarrr #wakeupandmakeup #anastasiabeverlyhills #hudabeauty #laurag143 #morphebrushes #youtube #ghalichiglam #instagram #makeup #makeuptutorial #starrrsearch #jackieaina
In light of the drama, both Patrick and Manny went back and tagged Chelsie in their posts, but fans have already been roasting them — especially since the “traptorial” queen released a lengthy statement about her displeasure. “The beauty industry has made it PAINFULLY CLEAR that I’m not what or WHO they are looking for despite me being the person who CREATED this ENTIRE editing style,” she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post, according to E! News. “From gate, I’ve been made to feel like I DON’T BELONG from the very influencers I once looked up to or have admired. Social media has caused me to look at myself so differently, despite working SO hard, I’m still made to feel like I’m nowhere good enough.”
Where does Jackie fit into this? She weighed in on the feud by commenting on Chelsie’s post. “When I saw Patrick’s video I wasn’t getting traptorial vibes from it at all, and I reposted it because I saw he used my palette in a really unique way. I know you haven’t said anything to me yet but I hope you don’t in some way feel further discouraged because I helped boost his post,” the vlogger admitted in a comment on the original post. “I 100 [percent] understand what it feels like to be overlooked and slept on and I want you to know that I have, and will continue to, support you [Chelsie] and your content no matter what. You DO have a unique style, you ARE an originator.”
Jackie’s comment seems supportive, but Chelsie and her fans took it as her taking Patrick’s side in the drama. “Am I hurt by her response? Absolutely. Am I surprised? NO,” Chelsie wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
On the heels of the backlash, Jackie decided to take a break from Twitter on August 27. “The most frustrating part about being an influencer is you have to be hyper-aware of what you say because, no matter the outcome, people are not going to be happy,” she explained on her Instagram Story on August 28 while adding that she’s not “the YouTube police.”
She continued, “I’m just going to be better at not saying anything. From now on, if you feel oh so compelled to tag me in stuff that has nothing to do with me, you should just not. You don’t need to hear what I think to make you own decision about something. When I talk about something it’s because something triggered me or it feels authentic.”
Hopefully, this blows over soon!