Lil Xan I'm Going to Change My Name ... Gotta Be a Role Model!!!

1/12/2018 10:09 AM PST

Lil Xan Says He's Changing His Name Soon to be a Good Role Model


Lil Xan's officially made it -- he's got a hit song and superfans are trailing him around NYC -- but says he's about to make a big change, because he wants to set a positive example.

The rising young rapper was in Times Square when we asked if he's involved with hip-hop's anti-Xanax movement ... since it's the root of his stage name. Xan broke some news about when he's changing his name and why. 

Were starting a band lol 😂💔

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We also joke with Lil Xan about not being able to tie his shoes, dealing with his young admirers and his doppelganger from "Shameless" ... check it out.