Fred Durst is fed up with folks associating his band Limp Bizkit with the types of jerks who once tormented the singer in his youth. During an interview on Club Random, a new YouTube series hosted by comedian and TV host Bill Maher, the nu-metal vocalist pushed back at an assertion that he identifies with the bullies and aggressors in his band's audience.
"I was bullied my whole life," Durst explained, as transcribed by Metal Hammer. "Tortured, bullied ... I was really this peon kid in my city, at school. And ultimately the vehicle I used to put behind Limp Bizkit was, 'Oh, man, I'll use this microphone to fight these guys back!' But the irony was, the bullies that tortured me were dressing like me in the audience. So this massive art project turned into the most ironic thing ... and here I am 25 years later going, 'Wow, this is unbelievable!'
"People call [Limp Bizkit] 'jock rock'," Durst continued. "I mean, I despise jocks. 'Cause those were the guys beating my ass all the time."
Check out the full interview below via YouTube.