While Shia LaBeouf’s past antics may have garnered a side-eye (or two), it’s hard to deny the man’s talent: Not only has the actor starred in movies as far reaching as Transformersand Holes, Eagle Eye, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the 30-year-old apparently also has some bars.
Early Friday morning, LaBeouf put his mic skills to the test when he visited SiriusXM Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. Known for the show’s legendary “Five Fingers of Death” segment, which determines an individual’s freestyling abilities over five different beats — the show asked the Hollywood notable to flex a bit of his wordplay for the airwaves.
Surprisingly, LaBeouf brazenly took on the challenge, and cruised through a series of beats, including Tupac’s “Ambitionz Az a Ridah” and Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I.”
“Hip-hop used to be futile, now it’s Timbuktu/ Where the spitters go? Garbage-littered sh-t they wrote/ Miss me with that Lil Boat/ ‘Cause bigger individuals committed to these principals are living on their tippy toes,” he raps.
“It was written, get coked, this the shipment/ Jewish Pac to this music with a twist of Whitman/ Women, I’m the sh-t, man, get the business, mint condition/ But I’m married, keep your distance,” he continued.
Floored by the actor’s confidence and skill set on the mic, host Sway Calloway went on a rant and held nothing back against today’s rappers. “Did you see that?” questions Sway. “This is what we’ve been talking about. This is what the show is about. There’s no divisiveness in this show. There’s no discrimination in this show. You either got bars, or you don’t.”
Watch LaBeouf go in below: