Shia LaBeouf isn't sweating Soulja Boy's negotiation tactics. LaBeouf was approached by TMZ Thursday in Studio City and grilled about Soulja's recent update to the terms of the ongoing Atlanta ban, a ban that can apparently only be lifted in the event of a Transformers sequel starring Soulja Boy. LaBeouf, it's worth noting, hasn't been in a Transformers-related movie in, like, five years.


"I think he's awesome," LaBeouf said Thursday. When asked about Soulja's recent comments, LaBeouf brushed it off as nothing but talk. "Ah, he's a sweetheart bro," the American Honey star said. "He don't mean it." As for that whole Transformers proposition, LaBeouf noted that Soulja could probably land himself on the big screen without a LaBeouf co-sign. "I think he could do it on his own probably," he said. "He's a pretty enigmatic character."

Earlier that day, Soulja hit up TMZ with this: "You a bitch," Soulja said in a video message. "You can't come to Atlanta. Only way I'd give Shia LaBeouf a pass? He gotta put me in the next Transformers movie. Put me in a movie. Put me in something and you can come to Atlanta. I'll do a song with you and we can squash the beef."


Given the confirmed power of LaBeouf's bars, I'd say that's a win-win conclusion:

Let's make this shit happen.