Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst banned from Ukraine

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2015
Fred Durst

Fred Durst

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst has been prohibited from enterting Ukraine for a period of five years to protect the "security" of the state

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has been banned from the Ukraine for five years.

Reports from the Eastern European country state the 'Rollin'' singer has been prohibited from entering the country "in the interests of guaranteeing the security of our state".

The news comes after the 45-year-old American musician revealed a desire to move to the Crimea to make a Russian reality TV show and also said he'd like to be granted a Russian passport.

Speaking to Russia's state-run news agency Sputnik International in October, he said: "I wouldn't mind getting a Russian passport. If you have communication with the relevant authorities, which could assist with obtaining it ... share."

And despite the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov describing the territory as "the new Beverly Hills" and calling on Western celebrities to obtain residency, it seems the invite does not extend to the controversial singer, as Interfax security services have confirmed Fred's ban to Billboard - but refused to give a statement on the matter.

The rocker's wife Kseniya Beryazina - who he married in 2012 and who is teaching him Russian - comes from the area that has been a Russian territory since 2014.

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