Lil Xan is kicking off his Lil Xanarchy tour on Wednesday (Sept. 26), one day after he went to the hospital for eating too many Hot Cheetos. The rapper stopped by Complex‘s “Open Late with Peter Rosenberg” to discuss his incident with the fiery snack, his project inspired by Mac Miller and his public breakup with Noah Cyrus.
After Rosenberg jokingly handed Xan a bag of Hot Cheetos, he asked the 22-year-old rapper how he’s doing, to which he replied that he’s “better than ever.”
“I just started tapering off drugs,” he said. “I just started getting a healthier mind. I was going through a really dark time in my life, but I was always trying to keep a smile on my face. But like, sometimes, when you don’t talk to someone, when you don’t let your emotions out, it builds up and you have mental breakdowns.”
When asked about his face tattoos, especially he one dedicated to Mac Miller, Xan noted that the late rapper was his “hero” and “idol,” and recalled going to the his last show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. “It was so cool to just be sitting there, and I felt like we finally skipped the acquaintance and became friends. The last thing he said was ‘Be safe,’ and something about that really resonated with me. That’s why my next project is called ‘Be Safe.'”
Naturally, the host also asked about his messy public breakup with Noah Cyrus, which took place suddenly over social media in early September after a three-month long relationship. “I have no blood between Noah in any sense, or with the family. They treated me very nicely. Honest to God, I would say most of the reason the break up happened—it was my fault. We could have still been together. I feel like I f—ed everything up, and it put me in a darker place because I was getting slammed left and right.”
Watch the full interview below, which begins around the 13:48 mark.