Rapper Nicholas Leanos – who performs frequently under the stage name Lil Xan – is defending himself after publicly criticizing his former manager, Stat Quo for allowing his drug addiction. According to the rapper, Stat Quo often provided him with prescription drugs during their tour.
The allegations were made last month when Leanos called Stat Quo a “terrible fucking human being” and claimed he was given medication when he was clearly not feeling well. Following his statement, the rapper received criticism online and was called a “snitch.” He has since responded to the backlash on Instagram Live.
During the live stream, the 25-year-old said the comments he received were both positive and negative. “It’s like half of them are like, ‘Yo, thank goodness you’re spreading the word. And the other half is, ‘Oh, you’re a snitch now bro. He didn’t make you do this. All that stuff.
The rapper went on to explain that he cannot be a “snitch” because he is not affiliated with a gang. “I’m a civilian, how am I a snitch?” ” He asked. “Did I go to court and miss my gang?” I don’t have a gang. You can’t snitch if you’re not a fucking gang member, bro.
“I miss myself with this,” he continued. “I try to help other artists, especially in my same similar situation, not to die or go the same way and close bad deals.” According to NME, Leanos was hospitalized multiple times in October last year for drug-induced seizures.
Leanos also alleged that Stat Quo gave him medication while he was showing withdrawal symptoms. “He was making calls, sending $ 5,000 here, just to ship the drugs to wherever we were in the world,” he said.
Although he hasn’t taken any legal action, the rapper has mentioned that he is considering doing so. He’s going to act like he hasn’t, like he’s a fucking hypocrite, and I really feel like I should sue him, don’t I? ” he said. “Because it was a time when I almost died from drugs. I was so thin, so unhealthy.
In previous interviews, the rapper has spoken of battling anxiety and admitted that his performance name normalizes prescription drug abuse. “I always made it known that I didn’t like my name to popularize it,” he said. “But that’s what worked for me.”
Maybe with all that has happened, he’ll choose to change it in the future, but for now, it looks like Leanos is focusing on his sobriety.