Hip hop has just witnessed it’s first “male Karen moment,” according to Royce da 5’9″ who called out Lil Xan in an Instagram post Friday (Dec. 31). Apparently, Royce has an issue with Xan blaming his excessive drug use on his former manager Stat Quo. And he isn’t the only one either.
“Yea he tried to put some wild smut on my guy Stat name,” Jae Millz commented beneath Royce’s post. “Smh nasty work.”
“Nigga trippin,” producer Mike Zombie responded.
Royce’s post is in response to an Instagram Live Xan shared online this week where the 25-year-old likened his drug dependency to Lil Peep’s — who died in 2017 from a drug overdose.
“Do you guys remember the whole Lil Peep, the story when his management was giving him drugs and it just wasn’t helping out and all that?” Xan asked his followers via IG Live. “That happened to me on tour. My manager, well I don’t even like to call him my manager anymore, Stat Quo, remember that name, Stat Quo.”
The Total Xanarchy rapper went on to say that he was a “drug addict” while on tour between 2018 – 2019. And when he was going through withdrawals or wasn’t able to perform, Stat would “make calls” and have drugs delivered to wherever they were. “He’s gonna act like he didn’t do that, like a fuckin’ hypocrite, and I’m really feeling like I should take him to court,” Xan said. “Because that was a time, I almost died from the drugs. I was so skinny, unhealthy.”
Xan followed up his claims with another statement where he attempted to take some accountability for his drug use. “And I putting 100% of the blame on him? No I was a drug addict how could I!” Xan wrote on Instagram. “Am I telling you that he was doing nothing but speeding up my drug use by supplying my the very pills that could’ve killed me? YES! I’m making this public because I know in my heart this happens way to often and it’s how we end up losing some of the greatest artist way to young.
“These people must answer for their crimes, I remember days on tour my security would have to check on me to see if I was still breathing! But as long as I was medicated enough to get on stage and make that bag for me and the team everything was all good lol what a joke.”
Stat Quo, a protégé of Dr. Dre and Eminem, was previously signed to Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records in the early 2000s. He released his debut studio album, Statlanta, under Sha Money XL’s Dream Big Ventures imprint in 2010. Stat has not publicly responded to Lil Xan, however, Xan felt the need to address the people who have called him a “snitch” for seemingly outing his former manager.
In a follow-up post on Friday (Dec. 31), Xan said that he’s “a civilian.””How am I a snitch? Did I go to court and rat on my gang? I don’t have a gang. You can’t snitch if you’re not a fucking gang member, bro. Miss me with that. I’m trying to help other artists, particularly in my same similar situation, not die or go down the same path and get in bad deals … I’m doing this to help people, but a lot of the haters don’t seem to get it,” he said.
Check out Royce and Lil Xan’s Instagram posts below:
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