5 Amazing Revelations From Fred Durst’s Reddit AMA

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Last night, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst headed to the front page of the internet, Reddit, to take part in one of their famous Ask Me Anything threads. As you can probably imagine, it did not take long for the internet to lose their minds and begin flooding the thread with questions seeking everything from the true meaning of Chocolate Starfish, to whether or not he ever had a feud with former Total Request Live host (and current late-late night personality) Carson Daly. Durst fielded questions for hours, and this morning we collected five of the night’s biggest revelations for your entertainment.

I cannot stress enough that anyone with a half hour on their hands take the time to read all of Durst’s responses in the AMA thread. For a man many mock and call childish, it’s clear from his responses that there is far more to Fred Durst, not to mention the world of Limp Bizkit, than anyone could have imagined.

1. Contrary to what “The Real Slim Shady” lead us to believe, Fred Durst does not “recall” Christina Aguilera ever giving him oral sex.

One of the first and most popular questions Durst tackled last night had little to do with anything he actually did. Back in 2000, Limp Bizkit were just hitting their stride at the top of the charts, and as such they often found themselves on MTV’s then hit music countdown show, Total Request Live. Durst and the show’s host, Carson Daly, had both been rumored to be involved with pop star Christina Aguilera. The rumors really heated up in May of that year, when Eminem released his smash single “The Real Slim Shady,” which included the lyric, “Shit, Christina Aguilera, better switch me chairs/so I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst/and hear ’em argue over who she gave head to first.” The video premiered on Total Request Live and featured Durst and an actor portraying Daly fighting over a blowup doll meant to represent Aguilera:

2. The mathematical equation in “Rollin” is actually a reference to Durst’s high school locker combination.

Limp Bizkit have admittedly had their fair share of seemingly silly songs and lyrics (and album titles) over the years, but last night fans learned there’s actually a bit more control to the chaos than they’ve been lead to believe.

“Rollin” was first released in October 2000 as part of the promotional push for Limp Bizkit’s Sophomore effort, Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water. During the song’s first verse, Durst spits the line “1, 2, 3, times two to the six,” which I, like many, always believed to be some form of hip hop filler meant to help Durst get to the next line. Reddit user NoShirtNoShoesNoDice thought it would be funny to ask Durst the proper way to write the equation (is it “123 x ( 26 )” or “( 123 x 2 )6”?). Durst responded “123 x 2 to the 6th ( 64 ) = 7.8.7.2 (password to my high school locker).”

3. Fred has not spoken to Eminem in years, but remains a loyal fan of his music.

When Limp Bizkit and Eminem first emerged on the national scene, they seemed to be at the very least copacetic with one another. Both Durst and Eminem were white rappers making major waves in a genre that hadn’t seen voices like theirs. Ever. But something changed near the end of 2000, which many attribute to a feud between Eminem and Everlast, that changed the course of their relationship forever. The once friendly Marshall Mathers turned on Limp Bizkit, including dissing the group alongside Everlast on the D12 track “Girls,” and until last night no one had heard about the feud in years. When asked if he and Em were on good terms, Durst responded “I haven’t heard anything from Eminem since he turned on LB. I don’t speak much about it, but it really hurt my feelings at the time because I thought we were better friends than I suppose we were. I understand why he was upset, mainly with Lethal, but over time I’ve learned there are better ways to deal with things that upset us. I have remained a loyal fan of his and choose to remember the good times we shared. He is definitely one of the very few best rappers of all time.”

4. The name Limp Bizkit was chosen out of a desire to create a brand that was not easy to forget, and there were certainly worse options considered.

Perhaps the oldest question in the world of Limp Bizkit fandom is one that is rarely addressed: What the hell is a Limp Bizkit, and where did the name come from? While Durst probably cannot tell you what the name is, he does recall the night he and his bandmates came up with the name: “The name Limp Bizkit came out in a riff session when deciding what to call the band. I wanted it to have the same roll off of the tongue as Led Zeppelin, but be so odd that you would have a hard time forgetting it. I remember things like Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, Bitch Piglet, and somehow…Blood Fart. Plus, we never really took our name or purpose very serious considering the chances of succeeding were slim to none at that point.”

For those of you thinking of starting a band, we’re relatively sure Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, and Bitch Piglet are all still available. Blood Fart may be taken.

5. A “Chocolate Starfish” is exactly what you think it is.

This one requires no explanation. As the man himself proudly explained, “Yes, Chocolate Starfish is a direct reference to the physical hole between most human butt cheeks.”

James Shotwell

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