Fred Durst Threatens to Fire Members of Limp Bizkit

Original members John Otto and DJ Lethal do not fit frontman's new vision for the band

April 3, 2012 10:05 AM ET
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Fred Durst performs at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.
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Fred Durst is planning to fire two of the original members of Limp Bizkit, TMZ reports. According to the gossip site's sources, Durst has a "new vision" for the band that does not include DJ Lethal or drummer John Otto. The group recently signed to Cash Money Records, which could be a sign that Durst hopes to move the band further in a hip-hop direction.

Durst's issues with Lethal and Otto aren't entirely due to creative differences, says TMZ. The frontman has apparently been upset about their hard-partying ways, which doesn't fit in well with his own lifestyle. (Durst recently documented a juice fast on his Tumblr.)

Lethal and Otto have not been officially fired just yet, but both musicians are clearly concerned about their future with the band. "We've worked together the last four years to bring Limp Bizkit back to where it is today and to just be thrown out on the street after the band gets a new deal and a new chance at life isn't cool," Lethal told TMZ. "You can't push away the people who helped you get there. The fans should know that if two-fifths of the original band are not playing at the concerts, it won't be truthful to them."

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