Durst is considered a security threat
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has been banned from the Ukraine for a period of five years, reports from the Eastern European country state.
Apostrof, a Ukrainian online publication, report that Durst has been banned from the country “in the interests of guaranteeing the security of our state,” with Billboard reporting that Interfax security services have confirmed Durst’s ban, though without making comment on it.
Durst expressed a desire to move to the Crimea earlier this year, in order to make Russian reality TV, and also said he’d like to get hold of a Russian passport. Durst’s wife comes from the area, now a Russian territory, that was annexed from the Ukraine in 2014.
Durst told Russia’s state-run news agency Sputnik International in October: “I wouldn’t mind getting a Russian passport. If you have communication with the relevant authorities, which could assist with obtaining it… share.”
The singer also recently revealed that his wife Kseniya Beryazina is teaching him Russian.
Prior to Durst’s statement, Crimean authorities called on Western celebrities to obtain residence in the territory, with the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov describing his vision of the region as “the new Beverly Hills.”
Meanwhile, at Reading Festival this year, Durst claimed his band are responsible “for Axl and Slash being back together”, claiming that he had a meeting with the Guns N’ Roses duo and it “went really well.”