It’s been a min since we’ve had some tasty beef between bands..
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the heyday of nu metal, then we have a story for you. Apparently, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is an feud with Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland.
It all started last December, when Borland spoke on the Talk Toomeypodcast about running into Lewis at an airport. As Borland tells it, he was traveling home to Los Angeles after visiting his parents in Jacksonville, Florida when Lewis approached him and asked where he was heading. When Borland replied, “Home,” Lewis apparently held his chin up and said, “No, man. Remember where you came from. Florida’s your home, not L.A.”
“I just went, ‘F*** you, man,'” Borland said. “And I never talked to him again after that.” He also called Lewis “pretentious” and hypocritical for acting “like a country boy” and making country music even though he’s not from the South.
News of Borland’s interview evidently reached Lewis, who spoke about it during a show in Las Vegas over the weekend. He started by saying that he “love[s] Borland “dearly” and credits Limp Bizkit for giving Staind their start before giving his version of Borland’s story.
“I saw this motherf***ing bougie motherf***er riding on a f***ing golf cart in an airport to his gate,” Lewis says. He recalls the conversation Borland spoke of, and reenacts his response to Borland saying he was going “home” to Los Angeles.
“I’m, like, ‘Hey, motherf***er, that ain’t home. Remember — you’re from Jacksonville f***ing Florida,'” Lewis says.
Lewis then bemoans that he’s been insulted for “reminding my…brother where the f*** he’s from” before again calling Borland a “bougie motherf***er.”
Borland has since responded with a screenshot of a text exchange reading, “Hopefully this means that I never have to endure interfacing with him again.”
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