After the video began circulating by those who recorded and re-uploaded the footage to Twitter, the hashtag #jamescharlesisoverparty started trending. While many shared their disappointment in the beauty star, others defended him, saying it appeared that he skipped over the word in question.
And that's James' defense, too.
"Turn up the volume & listen, I skip over it," he replied directly to an inquiring fan on Twitter who asked, "my guy did u say the n word on ur insta story?" Charles added, "How stupid would I have to be to confidently record a video of me singing the n word and still have it up the next morning."
See the video for yourself below, as well as some of the heated reactions to it.
i'm not a huge fan of james charles but i despise canceling someone out of boredom. i put slow mo on the video where he apparently said the n word and tbfh his lip movements do NOT match. so stop creating drama just bc u don't like someone #jamescharlesisover pic.twitter.com/uDdnsUjyQf