Shia LaBeouf copies rapper Gucci Mane and feuds with Lena Dunham
The Transformers actor has become renowned for his eccentric behaviour
Shia LaBeouf has continued his copying spree by lifting words from rapper Gucci Mane in an uncredited tweet about drug addiction and skywriting.
The 27-year-old actor posted a message about being 'addicted to lean' - a cocktail of codeine and soda also known as 'purple drank' and 'sizzurp' - in a tweet that appeared to copy one sent by Gucci Mane in September 2013.
Last week, the Nymphomaniac star hired a skywriter to create an ostentatious five-mile apology to graphic novellist Daniel Clowes, whose work he had copied for his short film Howard Cantour.com in December.
Saturday's tweet could be read as LaBeouf admitting to substance abuse but, while that much remains unclear, he has mocked another artist's public confession.
Im addicted to lean & that shit ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse 4 skywriting- Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
In September 2013, Mane tweeted an honest apology to his fans for falsely claiming to have had slept with Nicki Minaj.
I'm addicted to lean & that shit ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse. (Cont)- Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) September 22, 2013
"I'm currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help," the "Freaky Gurl" rapper's tweet continued.
La Beouf's recent spate of eccentric behaviour has been widely criticised, with filmmaker and Girls actress Lena Dunham among those to take offence at his attention-grabbing efforts.
I've always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
But LaBeouf only served to add further fuel to the fire, reacting to Dunham's jibe by plagiarising her in a tweet about "creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions". Dunham had intended her original post last October as an apology for referencing a couple who were raped and murdered in Canada.
I don't mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don't want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world.- Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf's latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
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