Shia LaBeouf Explains 'Mortifying' Arrest, 'White Privilege'-Fueled Tirade

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

"What went on in Georgia was mortifying", he said, calling his behavior a potent composite of "white privilege and desperation and disaster".

He adds: "I f**ked up".

LaBeouf - who Wednesday girlfriend Mia Goth in 2016 - also compared his public outbursts to those of tennis legend John McEnroe, whom he's set to portray in the upcoming movie "Borg vs. McEnroe".

"McEnroe was a master at his rage", he says. "They're not strategic. They're a struggling motherf-ker showing his a- in front of the world". But during a lighter moment in the interview, the topic shifts to Kanye West, with whom LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner were originally planning to collaborate for their HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US project. "Some guy bumped into my mother's auto with his vehicle in a parking lot, and my head went right to 'You need to avenge your mother!' So I went after the dude with a knife".

Shia's public outbursts and weird behaviour - including that time he worse a paper bag that read "I am not famous anymore" on a red carpet - became more publicised than his acting, after rising through the ranks of Hollywood a child prodigy. Most of my life. "Give him a call", he said. "When I got to rehab past year...they said I had PTSD".


LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia after his request to bum a cigarette escalated into a full-blown racist rant. "I'm a buffoon", the actor said. "He took all my f-king clothes", LaBeouf said.

Among the topics on his arrest, and the happenings while filming The Peanut Butter Falcon, Shia talks about Kanye West and how the rapper grabbed his Yeezy inspiration from him.

LaBeouf went to rehab last fall where he was told he has PTSD, which stems from when he was around 10 years old and heard his mother being raped in their home. And finally, "I fucked up".

"Of course, bro. I f-ing love Kanye West", Labeouf insisted. And it just felt fair. Take everything you want.' And he did. It's the same feeling of "You need to avenge your mother" he says contributed to his first arrest when he went after a man who "bumped into my mother's auto with his vehicle in a parking lot".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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