During a Q&A posted to his Instagram Story on Wednesday, Sept. 15, a social media user asked the 22-year-old beauty influencer what Ariana did to make James previously call her the “rudest celebrity” he’d ever met.
“literally nothing,” James replied in his since-expired post, as seen in a screenshot that a fan shared on Twitter. “the fact that I said that is one of my biggest regrets of my career & it still follows me 4 years later which sucks.”
James, who took a break from YouTube earlier this year after being accused of sending “inappropriate” messages to minors, went on to say he plans to record a video review of Ariana’s upcoming R.E.M. Beauty line.
“I plan on talking about it more in depth when I film my review of REM,” James added. “all I can hope is that people listen with an open mind.”