Kid Cudi and Shia LaBeouf

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

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]