• Nicholas Diego Leanos, better known by his stage name Lil Xan, is an American rapper and songwriter known for his single "Betrayed".
• He studied at Redlands East Valley High School, but dropped out and became a drug dealer and street cleaner.
• He released 5 EPs, 1 studio album, 2 mixtapes, and many singles.
• He was nominated for two awards in 2018 and is currently in a relationship with YouTube star Gabby Parsons.
• He's 24 years old, 5ft 6ins tall, and has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Who is Lil Xan?
Nicholas Diego Leanos, known better by his stage name Lil Xan, was born in Redlands, California USA, on 6 September 1996 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality. He is a rapper and a songwriter who became popular after the release of his single “Betrayed”, which became certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Early life and education
Lil Xan was raised in Redlands an only child by his Mexican parents, who didn’t have a house of their own and who mostly lived in motels, and moved a lot during Lil Xan’s childhood.
He studied at Redlands East Valley High School, but wasn’t a good student, and made friends with troublemakers and those using drugs – he dropped out while attending his freshman year, and spent a couple of years sitting at home doing nothing. He eventually become a drug dealer himself, while he also worked as a street cleaner, and then became interested in photography – after his professional camera was stolen, Lil Xan started rapping only to earn money to buy another one.
Career as a rapper
Lil Xan attracted attention on the internet when he began uploading his songs onto YouTube and SoundCloud.
His YouTube channel – “LilXanVEVO” – was launched on 26 September 2017 and all of his music videos can be found uploaded onto it, while they count over 375 million views altogether.
Lil Xan has released five extended plays (EPs); his debut EP “CITGO” came out on 6 September 2016, and was followed by his second EP – “Toothache” – on 19 June 2017. His EP “Xanarchy” came out on 1 August 2017, and was followed by “Xanarchy Militia” on 14 November 2018, while his latest EP “Fireworks” was released on 19 February 2019.
He has also released one studio album – “Total Xanarchy” – which appeared on 6 April 2018 to positive reviews, and peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and he went on to release his two mixtapes, “Heartbreak Soldiers” and “Heartbreak Soldiers Pt. 2”, on 8 July 2018 and 20 March 2019, respectively.
Lil Xan has released many singles which haven’t been featured on any of his albums, EPs or mixtapes. The year 2016 saw his singles “Montana Doe”, “Center Fold” and “Vicodin” appear, while the following year saw the release of “Crash the Whip” and “Water (Models)”.
In 2018 he released “Live or Die” in collaboration with his now ex-girlfriend Noah Cyrus, and “On Sight” which featured Lucifena. The year 2019 saw the release of eight new singles, some of which are “I Might”, “Midnight In Prague” and “West Side”, and just recently in 2020, Lil Xan has released his single “Death to Mumble Rap 2” which features Gawne.
He has also been featured in other rappers’ songs. In 2017, he appeared in Chem X’s “Lifeless”, Kid Kaze’s “For the Better” and Joei Razook’s “Lost”, while 2018 saw him collaborate with many artists such as HenneyPapo, Prime Society and Skooly, on songs including “Whoa”, “Brainfreeze” and “Crazy Shit” – most recently in 2020, Lil Xan featured in Jumex’s “XOXO”.
He was nominated for two awards in 2018: an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push, and an MTV Video Music Award for Push Artist of the Year.
Love life and relationships
Lil Xan is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, and prefers not to share the details of his past and present affairs with the public, however, it is known that he’s dated two girls in the past.
In June 2018, he started a relationship with Noah Cyrus, an American singer and actress, who is perhaps known best for being the sister of Miley Cyrus as well as for her debut single “Make Me”. She and Lil Xan dated for two months before splitting-up in September 2018, both accusing the other of being unfaithful.
In 2019, he began dating Annie Smith (I) who is a model and an Instagram star, and they became engaged by the end of the year as she became pregnant, however, the engagement was called off and the two failed to reconcile although they tried. Anne suffered a miscarriage, and Lil Xan stated that he believed Anne was faking her pregnancy.
As of November 2020, Lil Xan seems to be in a relationship with the YouTuber Gabby Parsons, but he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Lil Xan is a huge fan of tattoos, and has had them inked all over his body, while he has several on his head and arms which make him easily recognizable.
He is interested in the music made by other musicians and has stated that his main influences at the beginning of his career were N.E.R.D. and Pharrell Williams, before he moved on to Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, and Arctic Monkeys.
He is keen on travelling, and his career as a singer has taken him to many US states, while he’s also been to Europe on various occasions, staying in London in England, Rome in Italy and Paris in France.
Lil Xan is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog.
He is keen on watching movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie, while a few of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scarface” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Is he dead?
Lil Xan is very much alive, but there are rumors circulating the internet that he is dead as some people have mistaken him for Mac Miller, a rapper who died at the age of 26 after overdosing with alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl. Lil Xan has stated in an interview that this encouraged him to go to therapy, and stop using Xanax.
Age, height and net worth
Lil Xan’s age is 24. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and he weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).
As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.