Limp Bizkit thumped the Backstreet Boys to hold onto the No. 1 spot on the pop album chart last week, but the metal-rap band had to contend with a small distraction.

Monday night in St. Paul, Minn., Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst was arrested after allegedly kicking a security guard during a performance at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

According to St. Paul police, Durst, 28, was arrested for aggravated assault after an onstage altercation involving Durst, his personal security guard and the security staff hired by the venue. Police said that Durst's bodyguard was trying to remove a would-be stage diver when the venue's security guards mistook the bodyguard for a fan. When the security guards tried to remove Durst's bodyguard from the stage, police said, Durst kicked one of them in the head twice.

Durst, who has not been charged, was arrested following the performance. He remained in police custody until approximately 4:30 a.m., when he was released on $50,000 bail. A police spokesman said Durst was "somewhat apologetic" following the incident, though the spokesman noted that Durst had used foul language during the concert while boasting to the audience about the assault. "I think he had a reawakening while driving handcuffed to the hoosegow," the spokesman said.

Limp Bizkit is scheduled to play here at Nation Tuesday night.

CAPTION: Getting his kicks: Fred Durst, center, with Limp Bizkit band mates.