Joaquin Phoenix Is A True Rapper, No Joke

February 4th, 2009 // 4 Comments

We’d tell Joaquin Phoenix not to quit his day job, but, uh, yeah. He kind of already did.

He just couldn’t help it – the rhythm and rhymes of the hip-hop industry just sucked him in and plopped him on stage.

Although there’s been a lot of speculation that his (rather horrible and embarrassing) rap performance in Vegas last month was just an elaborate hoax between he and Casey Affleck, where Casey was slated to film his rise to rap stardom and decline into lunacy, Joaquin says this is not true.

Well, perhaps the decline into lunacy part, but his burgeoning rap career is 100% authentic.

“Might I be ridiculous? (ed note: you said it) Might my career in music
be laughable? Yeah, that’s possible, but that’s certainly not my
intention…I had a lot of dudes come up and say, `We really respect
you for doing
it, putting yourself out there, and going with it. Because I think true
hip-hop heads know that it’s hard, it’s going to
be a hard transition, and people are going to be lining up just to make
fun of me.”

We have no idea what in K-Fed you’re talking about, but best of luck!

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We’d tell Joaquin Phoenix not to quit his day job, but, uh, yeah. He kind of already did.

He just couldn’t help it – the rhythm and rhymes of the hip-hop industry just sucked him in and plopped him on stage.

Although there’s been a lot of speculation that his (rather horrible and embarrassing) rap performance in Vegas last month was just an elaborate hoax between he and Casey Affleck, where Casey was slated to film his rise to rap stardom and decline into lunacy, Joaquin says this is not true.

Well, perhaps the decline into lunacy part, but his burgeoning rap career is 100% authentic.

“Might I be ridiculous? (ed note: you said it) Might my career in music
be laughable? Yeah, that’s possible, but that’s certainly not my
intention…I had a lot of dudes come up and say, `We really respect
you for doing
it, putting yourself out there, and going with it. Because I think true
hip-hop heads know that it’s hard, it’s going to
be a hard transition, and people are going to be lining up just to make
fun of me.”

We have no idea what in K-Fed you’re talking about, but best of luck!

By Melissa Noble
  1. Jo

    He’s AWESOME no matter what he does! If he wants to quit acting and rap, let the guy follow his heart! He has talent no matter what he does! Admire his passion!

  2. Snow Pie

    Yeah but what does that button say? It’s written in Hebrew. Most of us can’t read jibberish, I mean yiddish.

  3. Snow Pie

    I just figured out what the yiddish button translates to.

    It translates to: Bye Good.

  4. angie

    Whatever, this guy is fugly and turned into a joke.

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