Shia LaBeouf Talks About Directing Kid Cudi Video

Shia LaBeouf Talks About Directing Kid Cudi Video

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

Published June 27, 2011

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)

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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