During a concert, Staind singer Aaron Lewis cut his concert short and walked off the stage after saying he doesn’t speak Spanish.
Lewis, 46, got visibly irritated during a show in Pharr, Texas. The concertgoers wouldn’t stop talking and were jeering him.
"I don't understand what you're not getting," he told the audience, who were yelling and shouting.
He added: "I know I have a microphone so you can hear me. You're not going to hear the song unless it's this quiet. Do you get it?"
Then one person in the crowd asked him to sing a song in Spanish, and he replied, "I'm sorry, I don't know how to speak Spanish. I'm American."
His comment was met with both cheers and boos.
The crowd then kept yelling for about two minutes before Lewis calmly arose from his chair, placed down his guitar, and told the audience: “Thank you very much. Have a great night.”
Lewis, whose style has been described as “outlaw country,” has not publicly commented on the matter since TMZ published the video.
After the show, Lewis posted a photo of himself on Instagram standing next to a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
"Thanks for keeping us safe, guys," he wrote.
Border Wall UpdateThe U.S. government is now slated to begin construction of border walls and fencing in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which will likely be on federally owned land.
Congress last March approved over $600 million for 33 miles of new barriers in the Rio Grande Valley.
President Donald Trump told CBS on Sunday that he is considering declaring a national emergency over border security.
"It's national emergency, it's other things and you know there have been plenty of national emergencies called. And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers," Trump said.
"We're going to have a strong border. And the only way you have a strong border is you need a physical barrier. You need a wall. And anybody that says you don't, they're just playing games," he added.