Actor Shia LaBouf’s bars has found him at odds with Soulja Boy, Lil Yachty, Drake, and Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg. One person who apparently has no issue with the actor getting in the booth is Grammy-nominated Chance the Rapper. The Coloring Book rapper recently tweeted his support for LaBeouf and even contemplated an additional revenue stream for LaBeouf.
LaBeouf, a former child actor, rose to prominence in Michael Bay’s Transformers trilogy in the mid-2000s. He’s recently drawn attention for a series of viral freestyles, including an appearance on Sway’s Universe.
Chance said via Twitter that he would buy a Shia LaBeouf album, it would be a classic, and he could assist with merchandising. For his part, Chance knows a bit about merchandising (his Warmest Winter initiative for example) and taking the non-traditional route to rap success. Chance unofficially campaigned for Grammy reform with his lyrics on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam,” and he made things official with a Grammy petition that ultimately led to his Coloring Book winning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. In the meantime, Chance has been selling branded merchandise and starring in advertising campaigns for Kit-Kat.
Other artists don’t share Chance’s feelings. After being included in one of LaBeouf’s freestyle, Soulja Boy banned the actor from Atlanta. Fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty brushed off LaBeouf’s bars and offered some feedback.
“That man keeps trying me,” Yachty told TMZ. “Stick to acting.” Yachty declined to return verbal fire saying LaBeouf was “not worth it” and “not important enough.”