The 2:37 video, captured on a cell phone shows the actor trying to keep his rhyming together. But he falters more than once and some of his rhymes appear to be plagiarized.
He scores some points for mixing “potato” and “Galileo” in a spit, but he’s no Eminem. The preeminent white rapper once used the word “Rumpelstiltskin” in one of his rhymes.
Internet wags immediately drew comparisons between the “Transformers” actor and Chet Haze, the rap nom de plume of actor Tom Hanks’ son Chester M. Hanks.
LaBeouf has been best known lately for bar brawls and strange street behavior. He was videoed getting knocked to the ground and pummeled in a street brawl outside of a bar in Vancouver, Canada in 2011.
He was arrested in June a year ago in Manhattan after disrupted a performance of the musical Cabaret at Studio 54 and harassed some homeless street people. His behavior was borderline psychotic, but he was let off with a slap on the wrist.
Astute Internet listeners discovered that some of his lines were nearly identical to a rap called “Perfectionist” by the group Anomalies. The unmistakable similarities began around 49 seconds in on their track.
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