Last week it was reported to a lot of surprise that Limp Bizkit signed a deal with Cash Money. Now Birdman explains how the deal came to be.

In a recent interview with XXL, Birdman speaks on signing Limp Bizkit to his imprint:

“Fred Durst reached out, bruh. It was weird how it happened. He was like, ‘Stunna, what’s good?’ I was like, ‘What’s poppin, 5?’ [Fred said] ‘I wanna join the team.’ Whoa! For real? He didn’t have to say it twice. I was already a fan of him. When the opportunity came, we really was supposed to announce it at the Grammys. Wayne was going to announce it at the Grammys, but he did it when he felt like it.”

Baby adds:

“He’s a visionary, he a great artist. Also, I want him to be a part of our staff and take over the rock department and bring us over more talent because that’s what he does. I think with having Limp he brings a lot.”

Birdman also announced Limp Bizkit’s new single will feature Lil Wayne, and will drop next week.