Cash Money’s Fred Durst is reportedly pulling back plans to re-launch his Limp Bizkit rock-rap group through Birdman’s star-studded label due to problems with the United States.
According to Durst, the Limp Bizkit flag is finally coming down after more than a decade in the mainstream spotlight.
“We don’t play back home. We’ve boycotted America for many years now. I don’t know, I just don’t wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006. The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit. But here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.” (Kerrang!)
Back in March, Durst revealed plans to drop a Lil Wayne-assisted Bizkit record through Cash Money.
“I want to get it out there soon, as soon as we can,” Durst, who finished an Australian tour with Limp Bizkit during the weekend, told Billboard.com. “The song is already done for the most part. I’ve got a couple little things I might poke around or punch in on my verse. And I want their guys to take a crack at the mix. I mixed it myself; I think it sounds very big, but I really love the way their guys are mixing stuff, so I want to see what they can do with it.” (Billboard)
Cash Money CEO Birdman previously revealed Limp Bizkit’s formal induction announcement potentially could have taken place at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.
“Fred [Durst] reached out, bruh,” Birdman said in an interview. “I was already a fan of him. When the opportunity came, we really was supposed to announce it at the Grammys. [Lil] Wayne was going to announce it at the Grammys, but he did it when he felt like it. … He’s a visionary, he a great artist. Also, I want him to be a part of our staff and take over the rock department and bring us over more talent because that’s what he does. I think with having Limp he brings a lot.” (XXL Mag)
In February, the rocker hopped on Twitter and announced his YMCMB affiliation.
“The game is missing danger, electricity, and rock n roll!!!!” Cash Money Limp Bizkit,” he tweeted Friday (February 24).
“Rock sh*t doesn’t rock anymore! They say the whole game done went pop so I’m back in this ho! #CMLB” (Fred Durst’s Twitter)