LOS ANGELES — Fred Durst further distanced himself from Britney Spears on Wednesday, denying that he contributed to her upcoming album despite confirmation from her camp and other evidence that proves otherwise.
"I didn't produce any songs for Britney Spears, she's just got a great ass," he said.
In mid-January, Durst expressed feelings for the pop princess on the Limp Bizkit Web site, even noting that he had "never felt this way," but he later removed the postings (see "Britney Spears And Fred Durst Shack Up ... In The Studio, At Least").
During a press conference announcing the Summer Sanitarium Tour (see "Vacancies In Metallica, Bizkit So Far Filled Only With Jokes"), Durst also refuted some other information from his Web postings, including that Limp Bizkit's next single will be called "Crack Addict" (see "Durst Talks Bizkit LP, Which Now Includes A 'Crack Addict' ").
"I'm going to do something real interesting when it comes to single time, definitely against the grain," he said. "I don't wanna give it out and give it away right now. I weigh my decisions more on what my gut and my instinct tells me to do and what my fans on my Web site tell me every day. I take their opinions into consideration a lot. The song 'Crack Addict,' it's definitely a vulgar display of power. It's about me being a crack addict, about being addicted to cracking skulls when punks start static. Yeah! But that's not the single."
Durst also contradicted reports from the Neptunes that the production duo would be contributing to Bizkit's album (see "Neptunes' Pharrell Williams Goes Over 2003 To-Do List"), and he even sounded unsure about the title.
"The title is Lessismore for right now, unless I change it the day before," he said. "I think it's going to come out May 13."
Limp Bizkit are nearly finished with the album, their first without guitarist Wes Borland, save for a last minute collaboration with a rapper.
"I think right now DMX, Nas and Snoop are three people we keep talking on the phone to," Durst said. "It just depends on what comes out of the session once we're in the studio. You can't count your chickens before they hatch. If it's something amazing and groundbreaking that we all believe in, we'll consider it on the record. If not, we'll just have a good time kicking it and being friends."
Korn's Brian "Head" Welch, Helmet's Page Hamilton, Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo have recorded for Lessismore so far (see "Korn's Head, Weezer's Rivers Record For New Limp Bizkit Album").
The Summer Sanitarium Tour with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, the Deftones and Mudvayne will kick off July 4 (see "Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Metallica To Launch Joint Tour").