Los Angeles, CA – The man Lil Xan pulled a gun on at a Los Angeles gas station on Friday (June 7) reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department and now the Robbery-Homicide Division has stepped in, TMZ reports.
Authorities are currently investigating the 22-year-old rapper, born Nicholas Diego Leanos, for assault with a deadly weapon — a felony that could carry a four-year sentence.
The incident was caught on camera by the alleged victim and shows the “Betrayed” artist and his fiancée Annie Smith attempting to make him go away, as he incessantly heckles the rapper for calling Tupac’s music “boring.” Xan eventually pulls out what appears to be a firearm and begins waving it around in the alleged victim’s direction.
Later, Xan hopped on his Instagram Story to explain what happened, claiming he felt threatened.
“The media is gonna try and twist what just happened at a gas station,” he wrote. “I was about to be attacked and resorted to having to use self defense. fuck all you old head ass bitches still talking bout that 2pac shit. live your own life and stop picking on a kid.”
Detectives are looking to speak with Xan about the incident to get his side of the story to present their case to the District Attorney’s Office.