Although not a band to shy away from controversial moves, when Limp Bizkit signed to predominantly hip-hop label Cash Money Records at the end of February, their placement on a roster with artists like Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drake was questioned by many fans and critics.
Fred Durst hasn’t been afraid of talking about the radical changes this move would make happen.
“We’ve always kind of had this urban element,” said Durst to Rolling Stone. “But (Cash Money) have empowered me. They’ve given me the freedom to do what I do and want to do…(This signing) might bring out the heaviest Limp Bizkit stuff to date…finally be on some super sick hip-hop tracks and work with some great hip-hop producers and different artists.”
And, according to reports from TMZ, Durst isn’t all talk. The Limp Bizkit frontman has recently come under scrutiny for reportedly wanting to “fire” longtime Limp Bizkit members DJ Lethal and drummer John Otto.
Apparently, DJ Lethal was the one who relayed this information to TMZ.
“We’ve worked together the last 4 years to bring Limp Bizkit back to where it is today,” he said. “And to just be thrown out on the street after the band gets a new deal and a new chance at life isn’t cool.”
Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit’s guitarist, gave his own perspective, saying that the matter wasn’t something that was supposed to go public and is also not something that only Fred Durst should get the blame for.