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Fred Durst

I Was NOT Booted From

WWE For Flipping the Bird

8/20/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fred Durst DID NOT get kicked out of WWE's SummerSlam last night for giving the middle finger to the camera, despite reports to the contrary ... in fact, the real reason he left the main arena was to apologize to the producers.

The web has been blowing up this morning with reports that Durst was hauled out of the Staples Center in L.A. Sunday night because he flipped off the camera during the broadcast (above) ... a big no, no on a family friendly show.

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ ... the reports are 100% FALSE. The "Limp Bizkit" frontman didn't get the boot, he just felt so bad following the incident, he immediately went backstage to apologize for his actions.

The rep notes, "We appreciate Fred’s apology.  However, we take our family-friendly environment very seriously and this was a violation of that.  We sincerely apologize to our fans.”

Not only did Durst peace out early to apologize ... he claims he also wanted to beat the legendary L.A. traffic following the show. Durst tweeted,  "I was leaving to beat the traffic! Haha, security escorting me out?? WWE is family. hahaha. Is this really a rumor? Amazing. My boys at WWE are cracking up! Note -- never leave early to beat traffic!”

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Old dudes flippin' birds = gross.

802 days ago
2.

DON4772    

Grumpy old man.

802 days ago
3.

No Name    

Limp Bizkit not broken up but when fred durst young money entertainment aka lil wayne joined? Limp Bizkit lose originality and they change, in old times when start they make nu metal? they love music they love fans; not for money! I miss old limp bizkit !

802 days ago
4.

TheMachine1    

Douchebag

802 days ago
5.

OrlyHarvey    

Well goes to show... its my way or the highwayyyyyyy

looks like he went highway...

802 days ago
6.

DaveT    

Bahaha yeah 'cause kids don't see the middle finger every day in school :D
Jealous haters always trying to kick Fred Durst's legs out from under him.
The man can sing, too, was excellent in his cover of Behind Blue Eyes.
....no one knows what it's liiiiike....

802 days ago
7.

Double R    

All I see is Maria Menounos in the background. What finger???

802 days ago
8.

LDB    

Too old to still be acting like that

802 days ago
9.

Bridget    

I'm surprised he didn't claim he messed around with one of the producers. Or say that he didn't feel good. Not feeling good was his prime excuse for bailing on other artists from what I've heard.

802 days ago
10.

the_truth_hurts    

WHO?
maybe Im too old to give a $#!T anymore about these over paid little pukes

802 days ago
11.

joerega    

He's still relevant?

802 days ago
12.

PJ    

If the only perks you get are floor seats to a wrasslin' match, I'd say your time in the spotlight is over Fredrick

802 days ago
13.

Bobby    

"You kids get off of my lawn !"
Old coot used to be something......in the 90's.

802 days ago
14.

jeff    

So "Stone Cold" Steve Austin can flip double birds for years and they're mad at fred durst for goofing around? What hypocrites. wwe is all talk with little wrestling. I hate the male soap opera angle in today's wrestling. Flair VS Bruiser Brody is when wrestling was alot cooler than nowadays. AND BLOODIER!

802 days ago
15.

Nvts    

Has been LOSER

802 days ago
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