“[Performance art is about] using my persona. Really I’m gaining control over myself again. I’ve given up so much control over myself to this industry. I felt like a slave who wasn’t allowed to read,” Shia LaBeouf recently told Interview, one of many eyebrow-raising things he had to say. He added, “I still am a very stubborn, hardheaded person who is theatrical by nature.” That’s putting it lightly, but he does make for an entertaining personality to follow, and it wouldn’t be Thursday without Shia up to something else.
So here he is the video for Rob Cantor‘s “Shia LaBeouf.” The track itself reimagines Shia as a cannibal, with the song and video utilizing two choirs, a string quartet, dancers, paper masks, and more. It’s pretty impressive. And who’s that applauding at the end? Why it’s Shia himself, obviously, because of course he would. How many Shias can one video take? Find out below.