Shia Labeouf Channels His Inner Thug With Tupac Tattoo & Freestyle Rap

Xavier in Stories

To those who either know Shia Labeouf more as the Disney child star or the Transformers guy.

We'll have you know that there's more to this Jewish actor than his acting chops, with a long line or roles to back that up.

When he's not motivating us and breaking the internet on the way, the 29-year-old actor is busy spitting some mad lines, preferably shirtless in a park somewhere.

Shia Labeouf tattoos
Shia Labeouf tattoos

Shia Labeouf struts out in cut-off shorts that end just above the knee, failing to completely cover tattoos we haven't seen before, in mid-August in the streets of LA. Among the six tattoos is one that stands out.

Thug tattoos
Thug tattoos

Apparently, it's a tribute to the late Tupac Shakur, to whom Shia may have looked up to, considering his love for rap. It's not the only time Shia showed his ‘thug’ side, he had actually rapped before during his Disney days.

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Aside from the new addition, Shia has several other tattoos, including the following wrist tattoo which has quite a sentimental story behind it.

Shia Labeouf tattoo
Shia Labeouf tattoo

This particular tattoo represents Shia's lost childhood. "A lot of people who have been working a lot of their life, [I've been doing this for 10 years], a lot of people say, 'Oh, I forgot my childhood or I miss my childhood.' 1986 to 2004, so that's just precautionary," he says, pointing to his tattoo.

Shia has no chill.
Shia has no chill.

But above all else, we only hope that he doesn't channel his inner thug on his girlfriend, Mia Goth, no matter how difficult she may have been. Still no reason to go all thug on your girlfriend, man.

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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