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What The Hell? Shia LeBeouf Is Beefing With Soulja Boy And Lil Yachty...

Please explain.

I think I'm getting too old or pop culture is getting too weird. Like, I know Shia LeBeouf has been trying to reinvent himself as some kind of post-modern celebrity for a while now, but when did he start getting involved in rap beef? Is this part of his art thing or something entirely different? I really can't figure out what's going on here.

No, really, what the hell is this? Is calling someone "fruity" still a thing that happens? Why the f*ck are Shia and rising rap star Lil Yachty even beefing anyway? And what does Soulja Boy have to do with it? Why is LeBeouf so bad at doing all the things he thinks he is good at doing?

TMZ says that LeBeouf and Yachty have been battling for a while now, trading disses back and forth since at least last week:

Shia and Yachty have been roping in other big name hip-hop personalities into their feud, too. Soulja Boy, furious that he was mentioned in one of Shia's verses, banned the actor from all of Atlanta (which, somehow, seems to be under his purview) and had this to say on Instagram:

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Meanwhile, Hot 97's respected DJ Peter Rosenberg destroyed Shia in a freestyle earlier this season:

Yachty hasn't fired back with an official track yet and seems to be treating the whole thing like a joke (cause it is, I think). Meanwhile, Shia is saying this latest track puts the beef to bed.

Is this whole thing, like, a commercial for something? What even is culture anymore, anyway?

[Photos: Getty Images]

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