Shia LaBeouf Talks About Directing Kid Cudi Video

The actor was behind Cudi's "Marijuana" video released earlier this month.

Posted: 06/27/2011 12:07 AM EDT
Filed Under Kid Cudi

When Kid Cudi released the video to the "Marijuana" track off his Man on the Moon 2 album earlier this month, you probably wouldn't have guessed that actor Shia LeBeouf directed the project. Turns out the "Transformers" star and the rapper connected through a mutual friend when LeBeouf was asked to create the visuals for another project.


"[Cage] is one of my good friends. Cage, Chris Palko, and I had been trying to make a movie about him for a while...Cudi hit [Cage] up and did a song with him," he tells MTV. "Cage sent me the song, called ‘Maniac,' so initially, we started prepping this video, which is really like a short horror movie that I made that comes out on Halloween. [...] In the interim, while we were finishing up the effects on it, [Cudi] told me he was going to Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cup…And to do that with Cudi when he's a judge, and I get to roll with him with my 8mm camera [like] an ‘Easy Rider' documentarian, I felt like Cameron Crowe or something."


Have you seen the video for "Marijuana?" What do you think of LeBeouf's work?

(Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Paramount)

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