Singer Aaron Lewis irked his already-rowdy audience on Saturday when he implied that Spanish speakers are un-American, then walked off the stage and ended his concert early.
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The 46-year-old former Staind frontman grew visibly irritated when the crowd at his Pharr, Texas, show wouldn’t stop talking.
Video footage obtained by TMZ shows a smoking Lewis scolding the fans who’d paid to see him, telling them, “I’m only going to wait for so long and then I’m just going to say goodnight.”
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“I don’t understand what you’re not getting,” he lectured the audience, who were alternately yelling out and yelling at one another to be quiet. “I know I have a microphone so you can hear me. You’re not going to hear the song unless it gets quiet. Do you get it?”
A fan then asked Lewis to sing something in Spanish, to which he replied, “I’m sorry, I don’t know how to speak Spanish. I’m an American.”
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The crowd keeps yelling, and after about a total of two minutes, Lewis calmly rises off of his stool, places his guitar down and tells them, “Thank you very much. Have a great night.”