Jeffree Star addresses canceled Masterclass Tour: “It’s OK to not be OK”
Jeffree Star recently addressed fans regarding the cancellation of his European makeup masterclass tour. The tour was slated to hit four stops in Europe. Fans were quick to ire and guessed that the tour was canceled due to Star's breakup from his longtime boyfriend Nathan Schwandt.
Jeffree Star confirmed the breakup on Jan. 11 in a YouTube video titled "We Broke Up." Due to fan backlash regarding the cancellation of the tour, Star took to social media to explain that there is more going on right now.
In a YouTube video on Jeffree Star's channel, the makeup mogul confirmed the split with his longtime boyfriend. This news came four days after Star canceled the Tatti Lashes European makeup tour with MMMMitchell. The Tatti Lashes website said the tour was canceled due to “unforeseen personal reasons.” Watch the breakup video below.
Next, on Jan. 14, Star took to Instagram to address fan backlash about the cancellation. Along the way, he also discusses that he is working on new products for Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
“I know a lot of you are like, ‘Jeffree, why are you not in Europe right now?’ and obviously as you guys know I’m going through a lot — not just the breakup, but it’s really hard to leave the dogs, I have a lot less help now, so I just want to clear the air,” Star begins.
Star discusses the complications in his life and that it's more than just the breakup.
“Just remember that we’re all just human beings, we all have emotions, we’re all going through things. Minus what I announced to the world, there’s a lot more I’m going through. So it’s like…I think some people need to show a bit more compassion,” Star continues and explains the reasoning for the canceled tour.
“I wish I could be in Europe right now, but that is a 10-hour flight, and I was supposed to be gone for 10 days. The thought of leaving my dogs for that long when their father is not here… couldn’t even fathom,” he explained. “You guys know I hate canceling, I’ve only done that a few times in my entire career. But emotionally and mentally, you have to worry about yourself first.”
Star then addresses the breakup and ends with a quick bit of advice.
“Am I doing great? Absolutely not. But that’s ok. I’m not sure who needs to hear this but it’s ok to not be ok[...] Stay strong. You got this."
Watch the whole story below.
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The video shows us all assets of the house from the driveway to the backyard pool and everything in between.
The home reportedly cost Star $14.6 million dollars. The home itself is 25,000 sq./ft. and has two attached guest houses, as well as a 4,700 sq./ft. garage. It is all situated on 2.8 acres in Hidden Hills, CA.
The video starts with Jeffree Star describing his rise from nothing to something. Star talks about how he had a dream and made it come true with less than $500 in his pocket after quitting music.
“When I quit music I literally had about $400 plus dollars left […] and I had dreams of starting a makeup line,” Star says.
“I never gave up on myself. I want you guys to take that away from me, I never gave up on my dreams and no dream is ever too big. That’s what I’ve learned. Every time I accomplish something I see that there is so much out there for me to do.”
Star then welcomes Dawson and Ryland into the extravagant mega-mansion and the real tour begins. Jeffree Star discusses that the house is “like basically empty” and they are picking out paint-swatches. Star then describes his vision for the home.
“I’m not gonna do a Barbie-house and I think a lot of people may be shocked by that. But I’m just feeling a whole different vibe of like opulence and black velvet and gold and white and like, woodsy.”
Star shows us the home-theater and the temperature-controlled wine cellar before showing us the sauna, kitchen, pool and backyard. The video mainly consists of Star describing what he plans on doing with each room and the renovations.
Star shows a sweeping view of the land that the property is on and shows a house near the edge of the property. Star plans on transforming it into the Beauty Barn.
“I haven’t announced this yet at all,” Star says. “I am going to turn that into the Beauty Barn. Full hair salon, shampoo bowls, nail station like makeup everything. So that’s gonna be the beauty barn.”
Star ends the video by thanking his fans and everyone that supported him in his dream. Watch the whole video below.
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