Shia LaBeouf to Direct Short Film for Kid Cudi’s ‘MANIAC’

Kid Cudi and Shia LaBeouf

With his sophomore effort Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager landing in stores next week, Kid Cudi is following in his mentor Kanye West’s footsteps by releasing a short film for album cut “MANIAC.”

Rapper Cage, who appears on the track with St. Vincent, reached out to his friend Shia LaBeouf to direct the clip, which he tweeted about earlier today. The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps actor previously directed Cage’s video for “I Never Knew You.”

“Yes this is happening!” wrote Cage, while “Day ‘N’ Nite” producer Dot Da Genius tweeted “side project, we do what we want,” along with a picture of the rapper holding a folder for the treatment.

Cudder appeared with Cage and St. Vincent last night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” backed by the legendary Roots crew.

Kid Cudi

[Photo via Dot Da Genius]



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15 Comments

  1. ferny

    yesssssssssssss

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  2. Mr Xclusive

    lol what a joke

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  3. ness

    cudder <3

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  5. G

    Hellyeah

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  8. Mmmmkay

    Gahhh Shia is so swexxy! Me likey!!

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  9. Nait Phoenix

    Best choice for film. Maybe next he’ll do one for “Trapped in My Mind”! And Shia will be the best!

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  10. jason

    Shia get’s advice from Steven Spielberg, so his directing could be pretty good.

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  11. bill w

    so cudi DID use cage to get to shia! wondering why he’d recruit a nobody like cage to be on his song. cage was run out of the “real” rap scene years ago the same way vanilla ice was.

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