“The media twisted my words, I think Tupac is a legend,” he told the crowd. “Tupac is definitely a legend. That’s what’s up, Tupac a legend, they just twist your words and they want you to hate me. Don’t hate me. Positivity over everything.”
In an interview with Revolt TV earlier this month, the 21-year-old said that Pac’s music was “boring,” which created an uproar on the Web and in the hip-hop community. Waka Flocka “banned” him from hip-hop, and recently, Rich Homie Quan called him the “wackest rapper in the game.”
The Internet was not forgiving in terms of Xan’s new perspective of Pac. Comments and tweets made after his tribute ranged from “why lil xan trying so hard to make it seem like he fw tupac,” to “Pretty sure Tupac wouldn’t ask for a Lil Xan tribute ever in his life.” Ouch.
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This article was originally published on Vibe.