During his conversation with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs at the Hot 100 Festival on Saturday (Aug. 18), Lil Xan shared memories of the late rapper XXXTentacion and spoke about how he wants there to be more love and positivity in the rap community.
When asked what he wants people to take away from his music, Lil Xan answered, “Positive energy, all positive energy. Rest in peace to [XXXTentacion]... He was in the midst of transitioning into changing the world for the better, and I think all of us as rappers should just stop with all this beef s--t and just spread love, positivity… Love’s all that matters.”
On the subject of XXXTentacion -- who was fatally shot during an armed robbery earlier this summer -- Lil Xan spoke about his tattoo inspired by the late rapper. “We both have tracks called ‘Moonlight’ -- I like his a lot better,” he shares. “So I thought it’d be cool to get ‘moonlight’ and then get the day, unfortunately, we lost a legend, June 18.”