Staind’s Aaron Lewis on Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland: ‘Fuck that motherfucker’

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A feud between Staind frontman Aaron Lewis and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland continues to escalate, as the former friends continue a bitter exchange of words.

Limp Bizkit famously helped Staind crack the mainstream, after frontman Fred Durst signed them to his own imprint Flip Records after they performed together in the late ’90s. However, now there appears to be bad blood between the two bands.

Borland made the first verbal attack against Lewis back in December during the ‘Talk Toomey’ podcast in which he recalled an encounter the pair had at an airport – before slamming his as “a dickhead”.

“He goes, ‘Where are you headed?’ And I went, ‘I’m going home’,” said Borland. “And he goes, ‘Home?’ and I went, ‘Yeah, I just visited my parents. I’m going back home to L.A.’ And, for the record, I’ve lived in L.A. longer than I’ve lived in any other city in my life. And he goes… Aaron looks at me and he kind of turns his chin up and he goes, ‘Nah, man. Remember where you came from. Florida is your home, not L.A. That’s home.’

“And I just went, ‘Fuck you, man.’ And I never talked to him again after that.”

Borland continued: “That guy is such a dickhead. So full of himself, such a dickhead. I wish nothing but the worst for him. Amen. I could not believe the audacity and just, like, pretentiousness — especially for somebody that acts like they’re like a country boy now and they’re from Illinois. Anyway, disgusting person. No, thanks. Peace.”

Taking to the stage in Las Vegas this weekend, Lewis then responded. Introducing the band’s hit single ‘Outside’, the frontman dedicated the track to Durst instead of Borland as he recalled how he wrote the song in Limp Bizkit’s dressing room, as well as telling his own version of events from their airport encounter.

“Wes Borland, who I love dearly, who obviously has some fucking things to say about me. Fuck that motherfucker!” said Borland. “I know that I started this with ‘I love him dearly,’ because he’s part of the whole reason that I’m standing here right now in front of you.”

After telling his side of the airport story, Lewis continued: “‘Brother, don’t forget where the fuck you’re from. You’re from Jacksonville, Florida. You’re not from Los Angeles, fucking California. You’re from Jacksonville. You’re a real person. You’re not the plastic, fucked-up people that live in fucking Los Angeles.’

“And for that — for that — for reminding my brother, one of the people that are responsible for me standing in front of you this evening, reminding my fucking brother where the fuck he’s from… And now I’m the biggest piece of shit to ever fucking walk the face of the earth.

“So, you know what? Wes Borland, you bougie motherfucker, I give all the credit to this next song to Fred. Fuck you.”

Borland then took to Instagram, where he responded to Lewis’ comments with: “Hopefully this means that I never have to endure interfacing with him again.”

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Meanwhile, Durst is set to appear in a new movie alongside John Travolta.

Titled Moose, the thriller is co-written by Durst and sees Travolta portraying “a rabid movie fan obsessed with his favourite celebrity action hero, portrayed by Devon Sawa”.

According to Variety, the titular character’s obsession “grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star’s life”.

The movie is said to have been inspired by the real-life story of a fan that once stalked Durst.