For many years, Lil Xan has teased fans with the idea of changing his name. Now, the California born singer has officially made that idea a reality.
On Tuesday, May 5th, the Xan revealed via an Instagram post that he has adopted “Diego” as his new name.
“Baby I’m coming back better than ever, I’m officially changing my name to ‘DIEGO’ rn, Leaving the old in the past. […] I’m restarting and reinventing myself.” Lil Xan wrote on Instagram.
This does not come as a surprise as Xan has flirted with this Diego name for Years. To be precise, Diego is part of Lil Xan’s birth name “Nicholas Diego Leanos”.
Is Lil Xan trying to reinvent himself with this new name?
Lil Xan has been the a major public enemy in the hip-hop community for years due to his comments on Tupac Shakur. In an infamous interview, the 23-year-old rapper disrespected the legend, saying he had more influence than Pac. These comments stayed with him. He couldn’t go as far as he had hoped.
Now, it seems Lil Xan has had enough of all the hatred because he is abandoning his old name and reinventing himself under a new nickname “Diego”.
Meanwhile, Xan appears to be in a better position ( health wise) than he was sometime last month. He was reportedly hospitalized for a Covid-19 pandemic related attack.
We think this is a great first step for Diego, who hasn’t been a favorite for hip hop heads. Hopefully, he will see a positive change in terms of the audience’s perception of his music. Tell us what you think about Lil Xan’s name Change. Do you agree with us? Or do you think his career is long dead?