“I walked out to have a cigarette. I was away with some friends. Some guys instigated me and that’s what it was. Some name calling,” LaBeouf told DeGeneres, adding, “I didn’t know them.”
The ‘Transformers’ actor was involved in a scuffle with a reportedly unhappy fan outside the L.A. bar Mad Bull’s Tavern after LaBeouf refused to take a photo with him. The police were called and questioned the actor about the incident, but no charges were filed.
“It was just an awkward situation … I’m not trying to challenge anybody either … People get drunk, people get crazy,” he said.
The bar fight isn’t the first time LaBeouf has found himself in hot water. He was caught on camerathrowing coffee on a photographer while in Washington, D.C., filming the third ‘Transformers’ movie last fall.
However, the actor said he isn’t too concerned with how other perceive him.
“The only opinion that really counts for me, and I don’t care how cheesy it sounds, my mother’s opinion is very — it’s a serious deal for me,” he said. “It’s really the only honest opinion I feel I truly have and the only opinion that matters in my life.”
Watch LaBeouf’s interview on ‘Ellen’ below.
By Kelly Fisher