Cardi B Waiting on Nicki?, Lil Xan Banned From Rap? Safaree Glows Up | Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Wayno, Star, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska broke down whether or not Cardi B is waiting on Nicki Minaj to drop her album, Lil Xan getting banned from hip-hop by Waka Flocka and T.I., Safaree’s new glow up in 2018, and more. 

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Waka Flocka Says Lil Xan Is Banned From Hip-Hop for 2Pac Comments

About three weeks ago, Lil Xan sat down for a lighthearted interview with Revolt where he ranked a list of people, items, and songs from 1-9 based on “clout” for their appropriately-titled “On Clout 9” segment. 

In the midst of ranking everything from net neutrality (which got a 1 because “I don't even know what that is”) to face tats (8, dinged a point because “too many people are getting them”) to Beethoven (9, “he made beautiful music”), the rapper was asked to rate 2Pac. The late icon merited a 2, and Xan called Pac's music “boring.” You can see for yourself at the 1:45 mark, below.

After criticism from that sit-down and an occasionally contentious—but ultimately fine—interview at Hot 97, Xan announced he was done with interviews because he didn't want “these companies” to use him to “further there shit [sic].”

But Xan's retirement from interviews apparently didn't come quickly enough for Waka Flocka. On Tuesday night, Waka tweeted that Xan was “banned from hip hop” for his Pac slander. “Pac help[ed] me get through childhood!” he explained.

Later, the rapper soon to be called “Diego” responded to Waka's comments. “Lil Xan's not going anywhere,” he said on Instagram. “Sorry. You gotta look at this ugly face for a lot longer, guys.”


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Lil Xan on Changing His Name, ‘Xanarchy,’ and Getting a Pet Ferret

Lil Xan has had a whirlwind past 6 months. He told us in December, “It’s insane. It’s way different than it was a year ago. Everything has changed and I’m watching it get crazier and crazier. I can’t relate it to anything, because I’ve never experienced anything like this.”

Very few people have experienced such an accelerated rise. His song “Betrayed” came out of nowhere to rack up over 80 million streams on Spotify, and gain 95 million views on YouTube.

Following that with a string of solid releases like “Wake Up” and “Far,” and planes to change his stage name to Diego, he's showing some real promise and potential staying power.

So it's only right we brought him in for our latest episode of Trending Topics. We discussed his name change, working with producer Bobby Johnson, making his parents proud, and why his manager, Stat Quo, won't let him get pet ferret. Watch the interview above and let us know who you want on Trending Topics next in the comments.

Watch Trending Topics with DJ Paul below. 

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