The Los Angeles Police Department has initiated an investigation after a Black man posted a video of Lil Xan pointing his handgun at him and calling him the n-word during a confrontation at a local gas station, the media is reporting.
Lil Xan, it appears, continues to feel repercussions from disparaging the late, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur’s music as “boring” in a 2018 Revolt interview.
The man who confronted him at the pumps is but the latest in several near-physical altercations with rap fans who took offense that this little-known rapper would throw shade at one of hip-hop’s greatest stars.
The man recorded video of the showdown, obtained by TMZ, on late Friday night in a 7-11 near downtown L.A. As he filmed Xan returning to his Mercedes G-series, the man aggressively asked why Xan was “talked s—” about Tupac.
Tensions were ratcheted up several notches when he called Xan “a b—.” That’s when Xan barked back using the n-word on video:
“What the f— you want, bruh?? Get the f— out, n—-!”
Xan also brandished his handgun and waved it at the man.
After a few more words and the waving of the gun once more, they pulled off and the man immediately pulled into the nearest LAPD precinct to file a report.
When Lil Xan learned that the media got wind of the fracas, Xan went off in a message to his 5.5M Instagram followers:
“The media is gonna try and twist what just happened at a gas station, I was about to be attacked and resorted to having to use self-defense,” he said. “F— all you old head a– b—— still talking bout that 2pac s—.”
Lil Xan, whose government name is Nicholas Diego Leanos, is also known as “Diego” and “Xan.” He was born to Mexican parents in Redland, California 22 years ago. He is best known for his 2017 song “Betrayed,” which was certified platinum. He dropped his debut LP Total Xanarchy in 2018.
Check out the TMZ video below as well as the Revolt interview where Xan disses Tupac Shakur.