In a February interview with Revolt, Lil Xan called 2Pac's music "boring." The backlash was immediate, with rappers including Waka Flocka, T.I., and Rich Homie Quan calling him out. He also reportedly needed police to escort him through a throng of angry Pac fans in his hometown. As he later told his own fans, though, "The media twisted my words. I think 2Pac is a legend...they want you to hate me." Xan also played "California Love" during a show in March.