Shia LaBouf stopped by 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this week and explained that February bar fight which left him in handcuffs.

"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 camera throwing coffee on a photographer while in Washington, D.C., filming the third 'Transformers' movie last fall.