Fred Durst is keeping tight-lipped about his professional dealings with Britney Spears, but this weekend he spoke out about his personal relationship with her.
"Anybody out there who has a serious problem with my feelings for Britney should just chill and worry about your own feelings for a minute," Durst wrote in post on Limp Bizkit's Web site Sunday.
"[She] just happens to be a person that I [wouldn't] have thought could make me feel this way," he wrote. "And believe that I have never felt this way, so there."
It seems the man who once bluntly explained he "did it all for the nookie" is trying to put his days of kissing and telling behind him. Although Durst asked gossip-mongers to mind their own business, Limp Bizkit's Web site message boards quickly filled with reactions ranging from locker room congratulations to staunch disbelief.
"Britney is a beautiful girl, and sure, Fred's gonna be attracted," observed a user who goes by the name kkcam. "Britney is probably ready for someone who's not boy-band material. All I know is she's a lucky bitch if she's hookin' up with Fred."
"F--- Britney, we all know Fred doesn't like her!" announced an angry sh8oon13, before adding a doubtful "I hope ..."
In his post, Durst insisted any notions of him turning soft will be wiped away once "we drop this sick f---ing album in a few months."
Last week, Durst used the online forum to reveal a bit about the tentatively titled Less Is More, due April 1. While recounting his collaboration with Ministry's Al Jourgensen (spelled "Jergesen" by Durst), he mentioned that "Crack Addict" will be the first single from the band's fourth album, which follows up 2000's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (see "Durst Talks Bizkit LP, Which Now Includes A 'Crack Addict'").
Durst also explained that he and Spears were working together in the studio, confirming reports that the two recently have been spotted together around Los Angeles.
Durst's representative at Interscope Records had no comment. Spokespeople for Britney Spears didn't return calls by press time.