Billy Ray Cyrus and Fred Durst


You'd think if Billy Ray Cyrus was looking to collaborate with someone, he'd choose a fellow country star, or heck, maybe take a page out of Miley's playbook and give Robin Thicke a call.

But no, the "Achy Breaky Heart" crooner dialed up Fred Durst—the rap-rocker best known for fronting Nu-metal band Limp Bizkit and writing songs like "Nookie" and "Rollin'"—and invited him to perform his Creed-sounding song "Lately" with him on The Arsenio Hall Show Thursday, Oct. 3.

It's probably the most cringe-worthy unusual pairing since the trainwreck that was Fred performing with Christina Aguilera at the 2000 MTV VMAs.

And keep an ear out for the Miley reference Durst worked into one of his rhymes, too.

When Billy Ray's not making the media rounds fielding questions about his pop star daughter's twerking antics, the elder Cyrus has been mounting a musical comeback of sorts, having dropped his 13th studio album, Change My Mind, in April.

As for Durst, when we last heard from the former tattoo artist, he dusted off Limp Bizkit for a reunion tour and album, Gold Cobra, which was released in 2011 to mixed reviews.

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