Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst said that despite his recent outpourings of affection for Britney Spears, her life is too “out of control” for him to date her.
Durst posted several romantic messages on his band’s Web site last month about the pop singer, such as, “I have never felt this way.”
The 32-year-old said that when he met Spears, he thought, “Wow, this is just a very sweet Southern girl, just simple, you know, Southern girl,” he told “Access Hollywood” for an interview airing Monday.
“But actually, she has a life like Michael Jackson. It’s, like, out of control…. The people around her, pulling at her, people around her that are full of (expletive), just agreeing with her, like, it’s kind of crazy, she almost can’t see what’s real and what’s not.”
Spears, 21, has never acknowledged a relationship with Durst. Her spokeswoman had no immediate comment on his remarks Friday.
Durst said he feels badly for Spears, who dated ‘N Sync singer Justin Timberlake for several years and recently has been linked to actor Colin Farrell.
“We’re not enemies, man, I just don’t want to talk to her,” Durst said. “I just chose not to talk to her anymore.”