Wes Borland was always cool with me. The dude always seemed to have a level of self-awareness not found in some his nu-metal contemporaries. He's said that metal takes itself too seriously and when asked when the world would hear new Limp Bizkit music, he joked nobody wants to hear new stuff anyway.
Borland further kept it real when talking about Staind's Aaron Lewis. Both he and Lewis come from the Florida panhandle, and of course Staind was "discovered" by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, and were initially on Durst's "Flip" label imprint, so the two have history. But, during a recent interview on the Talk Toomey Podcast, Borland said he would never speak to Lewis again:
“Aaron Lewis also came up to me in an airport randomly, I happened to be going back… I was visiting my parents in Jacksonville, and flying back to L.A.. And he’s like ‘Where ya headed?’, I just happened to run into him and hadn’t seen him in awhile.
“He goes ‘Where ya headed?’ And I went ‘I’m going home.’ 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 any other city in my life. He goes… Aaron looks at me and he kind of turns his chin up and 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 was not done:
“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 someone that acts like they’re like a country boy now and they’re from Illinois. Anyway, digusting person. No thanks, peace.”
“…I don’t want be a shit talker. But I have no problem talking shit about that guy, he’s terrible.”
We'd like to add that Lewis famously chastised pop singer Christina Agueleria in 2011 for fucking up the national anthem, until doing so himself during the 2014 World Series.