“You seem to have gone crazy since the last time I saw you.”
“Yeah, I guess I have,” LaBeouf said with a laugh.
Shia LaBeouf was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after he was taken into custody in June.
The 28-year-old actor had been at a performance of Cabaret in New York City when the incident occurred, with the star now opening up about what happened in great detail.
“I get to the station and I quickly realize, I’m not supposed to be here. I’m not made for this set up,” he told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
“So I’m like, ‘You gotta do something. You gotta do something, man. You’re gonna die in here.’ So I turn into Tupac [Shakur, rapper] and now I’m ripping my shirt off and doing push-ups like, ‘Don’t mess with me dawg.’ And the guy’s like, ‘What are you in here for?’ And I’m like, Cabaret.”
Earlier in the evening Shia had been watching a soccer match at a bar in Times Square, where a fan – who was also part of the Cabaret show – offered him a ticket to a performance.
The star accepted, but while on his way to the theatre he realized he was highly inebriated. This lead to him misunderstanding what was happening when he reached the venue.
“I get into the theatre and it’s set up like an old club… They have tables and there’s all these women in burlesque and I’m like, ‘Oh, this really is some kind of party or something,'” he recalled.
Alan Cumming is one of the stars and when he started smoking a cigarette, Shia decided he wanted one too – not realizing it was part of the show. The move didn’t go down well with people around the star, but he didn’t pay much attention. Instead he focused on Alan, giving the star a slap on the butt after believing he’d looking at him during the show.
“Because I think he deserves it,” Shia attempted to explain. “He’s seducing me. He’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen… I slapped and grabbed him. I grabbed his whole cheek because I wanted the party right here in my pants. He finds a way to wiggle out of my Hercules grip and I’m a little disappointed about it so I think it’s about time to have another cigarette.”
It was at this point that Shia was taken into custody. While at the station he spat on a policeman’s shoe, resulting in him being put in a face mask and lead jacket and being held for 25 hours.
Watch Shia recall the incident in the video below.