We have to hand it to Transformers star Shia LaBeouf for attempting to suck up to Justin Bieber. After Selena Gomez's surprise meeting with the movie star made headlines this week (thanks to Gomez herself posting the squeal-filled video on Twitter) LaBeouf did some damage control, in hopes of proving he wasn't trying to step on Bieber's Nikes. Nah, definitely not, he respects the dude too much! "He's got this presence like Buddha," LaBeouf told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night. Known for his candor, LaBeouf described the first time he met The Bieb at the MTV Movie Awards, comparing the 17-year-old to legends like Frank Sinatra and Prince. Hmmm. Accurate? Maybe! (It's too soon to tell if The Bieb will sell out a 21-day residency in L.A. 30 years from now.) "He rolls with like a huge squad, you know, he has to," LaBeouf continued, mesmerized by the young star's presence. Bieber should graciously accept these compliments while he still can, considering they're much kinder words than the "Make-A-Wish" remarks of Jason Sudiekis, anyway. Maybe he can book Shia for his next video?
You love The Bieb, we love The Bieb, Selena loves The Bieb and now, LaBeouf loves him, too. We smell a love triangle! Watch the interview below.
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