LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has added fuel to the flame he claims he is trying to burn out — concerning his "dating" of Britney Spears — even hinting that he is "in love" with the pop tart.
The following is Durst's latest posting on the band's official web site, www.limpbizkit.com:
"Well I'm sure we've had it up to our necks with all the hype. Isn't it amazing how something very simple, pure, sweet, and innocent can be blown so far out of proportion? Who really gives a shit that I wanna be with Britney Spears? It seems as if everyone does. The only person that should give a shit is Britney. I never meant to be in this situation. Shit happens. What's the big deal? Yeah, she is a big POP star and her last relationship with another big POP star was a big deal, but damn y'all need to chill. Do you think I should not like someone because you don't want me too? Fuck that!! You people are my family and I respect you and as you should me. I never meant to fall into all of this. All the media is doing is trying to create a lot of controversy. To them it's just more interesting to make up lies and crazy dramatic shit. I've heard and seen some unbelievable things since I've been liking her. Now all the media has done is twisted the whole thing around and made other people come back running. And I assure you that anything besides that fact that I definitely have feelings for Britney isn't true. It is simple, honest, and pure. That's that. I feel bad for Britney having to have her life put on blast and manipulated by the media like this. Now I've been brought into it. I don't give a fuck about anything anyone thinks and definitely the media. Let's just drop this right here in the BIZKIT camp. Let's move on. I'm dropping a sick and heavy album in a couple months and we don't need to be wasting our time worrying about some birds and bees shit!! Next time I'll fall in love with a tree. I hope all the haters are lined up when this album drops because it's gonna knock 'em all down with a domino effect. Pahleeze bahleeve. Oh yeah, kiss my ass and I love you."
In other news, Getty Images has photos photos of Spears and Durst, among other stars, outside the Project Greenlight Party held by actor Ben Affleck at Harry O's during the 2003 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday (Jan. 18) in Park City, Utah. Check out the pictures here.