Limp Bizkit signs to Young Money Records—Twitter declares Mayans right about 2012

Are Fred Durst and Lil Wayne plotting to make the worst rap-rock album of all time? Twitter seems to think so. 

Mar 3, 2020, 8:17 am*

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Chase Hoffberger

Limp Bizkit has signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records, lead singer Fred Durst confirmed on Thursday. On Twitter, the news has people convinced the world is going to hell in a backwards baseball cap.

“Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne scheming to make the worst rap-rock ass garbage record of all time?” Brant Wynn posted at 11am EST this morning. The Mayans tried to warn us about #2012 dudes.”

Durst and company’s signing caused quite a stir on Twitter Friday morning, enough to make Limp Bizkit a nationally trending topic. Over 8,800 tweets have been published with mention of the band’s name according to Topsy, a social media analytics tool.

While a select few have championed the signing as a positive one for both sides involved, the vast majority of the conversation has focused around the band’s outstanding irrelevance, the label’s recent trend of inexplicable decisions, and the strange middle school nostalgia that surrounds anything related to “The Nookie.”

The best reactions to this bizarre record deal are collected in the Storify below.

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*First Published: Feb 24, 2012, 3:00 pm