Things were looking swell for Limp Bizkit this year, who turned a lot of heads by signing with Cash Money Records. However, there seems to be a little trouble behind the scenes. In a series of numerous tweets, DJ Lethal claims that drummer John Otto and himself might be getting fired from Limp Bizkit.
Starting on Friday (March 30), DJ Lethal claimed the following via Twitter:
“Staying positive !! It’s always hard when you’ve been part of something for so long and the rug get pulled from your feet. I will #survive. So far the only news I’ve heard is that Fred has plans for a ‘new’ Limp Bizkit which doesn’t include John Otto or I. I’m hoping for the best.
From what I understand is Fred doesn’t approve of our lifestyle which includes partying and fun. I don’t want to cause drama, it’s unfair. I’ve tried to reach out and make things better. But Fred seems to have made up his mind. Bands fight and argue all the time. Just don’t get it.
This is not an April Fools joke unfortunately. I love being in limp its been my life for 15 years. A lot of good people and good times. I’m not going to whine about it. I just had to vent because it’s pretty sad. And had to address all the fans that a going to a 1/2 Bizkit show.”
DJ Lethal spoke through Twitter again Yesterday (April 1) saying:
“I can only speak for myself the the only. Thing I’m addicted to is making music. Having a few parties on tour doesn’t mean I’m an addict. Anyways. If those things were true wouldn’t a friend try to help. How is pushing away going to help anything? If it was me I would help.”
The DJ’s tweets caused such a commotion amongst fans that guitarist Wes Borland commented on the matter via a series of his own tweets yesterday (April 1), saying:
“We are seriously trying our best to help John and Lethal, but this whole thing was something that should have stayed internal. Lee should not have made this a public affair and you (the fans) should not have ever had to deal with something so personal and damaging. Making this public has caused way more damage than was necessary and now we’re faced with an even harder situation than before. You (our supporters and friends) do not have the information needed to form valid opinions on the situation and we can’t give it to you…. because you’d have to have lived through it in order to understand.
That being said, LB is still a functioning unit and we have no plans to stop moving forward. Our intentions have never been to try and divide our fans. Our only intention has been to move ahead with the parts of the band that can function together. All that being said, we are trying our hardest to make the best out of this situation. And none of this has been Fred‘s decision alone. It’s been between Sam, Fred, and I and has been an ever evolving situation. So please get off Fred’s back about it, because we are together in this. And once again, I’m sorry for you that this was ever made public. If it hadn’t of been, you may never have even known about it. Unfortunate.”
As of now, DJ Lethal and John Otto have yet to be officially kicked out of Limp Bizkit, but it certainly doesn’t look good for the two. However, Borland makes it clear that Limp Bizkit will indeed continue on despite the potential lineup changes. Good news for Limp Bizkit fans; bad news for…well, everyone else.
Update: Limp Bizkit appear to have confirmed DJ Lethal and Otto’s departure in a statement posted on Facebook.
[via The PRP]