Aaron Lewis is in the middle of his intimate State I’m In Tour: Acoustic Songs and Stories, and things got pretty tense in Texas over the weekend.
The show at the Pharr Events Center featured a solo Aaron Lewis, with just an acoustic guitar, singing songs and telling stories about how they came to be. Aaron likes to sing his last song with no microphone, however when the crowd started getting obnoxious, Lewis refused to finish the show until they quieted down.
“I’m only going to wait for so long and then I’m just going to say goodnight,” he said urging the crowd to quiet down.
At some point during the standoff, a fan asked Lewis to sing in Spanish, which prompted him to say:
“I’m sorry, I don’t know how to speak Spanish, I’m American,” after which, the crowd got even louder. Eventually, he set down his guitar and walked off the stage.
For context, Pharr, Texas, sits right on the Texas-Mexico border and is over 90% Hispanic.
While some of the crowd cheered to that remark, many on Twitter were pissed.