Shia LaBeouf's Newest Plagiarism Accuser: '90s Rap Group
Anomolies MC doesn't appreciate actor's viral freestyle-rap video
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2015 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Shia LaBeouf has been accused of plagiarism: The actor turned up on YouTube over the weekend in a video since gone viral that shows him, sans shirt, freestyle rapping. But as relaxed and spontaneous as LaBeouf seemed, a "self-described representative" from rap group Anomolies says he ripped off the lyrics from its 1999 song "Perfectionist," reports Entertainment Weekly. In an Instagram post that's been taken down, Pri the Honeydark wrote, per the magazine: "You can't rip songs from my ANOMOLIES crew, recite them in a freestyle as your own, get credit for it, then not expect to be called out by ACTUAL MCs!"

Some of the lyrics being contested in the video, described by Deadspin as "Shia LaBeouf Why the Fuck What": LaBeouf's rap of "Rare commodity, the quality is what it's got to be, and my philosophy is much farther than what your eyes can see" versus the Anomolies' lyrics: "I reckon you want more of that rare commodity, the quality is what it's got to be, and my philosophy is much farther than what your eyes can see." Other lines LaBeouf may or may not have plagiarized: "Yes sir, this Jewish kid still spew this sick shit, though/Watch me I got a sick flow" and the astronomy-themed "Still breakin' down potatoes like I'm fuckin' Galileo." (And lest you think LaBeouf stories couldn't get more bizarre: An artist painted the actor as all 13 doctors from Doctor Who.)
 

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