While success has its rewards, it also makes you one big target.
After finding himself exchanging words with Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst may now have a rift brewing with metal up-and-comers Slipknot.
The group's singer, Corey Taylor, told the crowd at Slipknot's New York show Monday night a story about an "anonymous rock star," telling the audience, "He said, and I quote, 'Slipknot's fans are a bunch of fat, ugly kids.'
Taylor continued, "So I said, 'Fred, you may have a lot of money and be all over the world, but when you talk s**t about Slipknot and our fans… we will kill you.
Despite the on-stage declaration, spokespeople for Slipknot told MTV News that Taylor is withholding further comment on the situation until he and Durst can address the matter directly.
Durst's success with Limp Bizkit seems to have made him a bit of target as of late, as the singer has been on the receiving end of barbs from Nine Inch Nails' frontman
Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson (who once called Durst and his fans "illiterate apes").
Not one to take such talk lying down, Durst fought back on stage during Limp's recent Billionaire Pirates tour, and also told Britain's "NME" of Manson, "His career has gone in a shambles and he's alienated his fans, so if he has to say things like that because he's very mad at himself, I would forgive him. And Trent Reznor is in the same f***ing boat… We're just here doing what we do and we have nothing to say about anybody.
-- Robert Mancini