Editorial

Rapper Lil Xan Pulls Gun On Man During Verbal Altercation At A Gas Station

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Lil Xan might have some explaining to do after a recent verbal exchange at a gas station that resulted in a gun being drawn.

According to TMZ, the altercation began because the rapper was being taunted for calling Tupac’s music “boring” awhile back. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Apparently, Xan felt that justified drawing a weapon and start waiving it around, and now the Los Angeles police are reportedly investigating. Watch the mind-boggling video from TMZ below. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Seriously, what the hell was he thinking? California is far from a pro-gun state, and I’m not sure how they’re going to like a musician being captured on video pulling a gun at a gas station. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

The popular rapper claimed this was a self-defense situation, but I’m not sure that’s going to hold much water. Xan hardly looked to be in fear for his safety and life, and doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to leave the situation.

If you actually are in fear for your life, you generally don’t hang around to continue verbally sparring while brandishing a weapon. I’m pretty sure that’s day one kind of stuff.

 

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I really hope Lil Xan has great attorneys because simply saying it was self-defense doesn’t give you blanket cover to be drawing weapons on people.

People saying mean stuff also isn’t a justification to pull a weapon on somebody. Again, this is day one stuff they teach you when you start carrying a weapon.

The fact this is on video only makes it worse because it’s not really a he said/she said situation. The tape is out there for everybody to see.

 

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Best of luck to the popular musician going forward. I’m sure the police are going to be interested in having a very long talk with him, and I’m confident he won’t like it.

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