Joaquin Phoenix Ditches Acting and Takes Up Rapping. Of course.

Joaquin Phoenix — of Gladiator and Walk the Line fame — has for a long time talked of retirement from acting. As it turns out, he has a backup career in the works … as a rapper. The London Times reported this week that Phoenix has already given a few performances. The article also includes a recent picture of Phoenix with dark glasses and a small forest of unruly facial hair, making him look like a slimmer version of Rick Rubin.

The two-time Oscar nominee claims his bizarre career transformation is no joke. This short clip of one of his “performances,” during which Phoenix falls from the stage, tells a very different story.

More abysmally horrifying and confusing the footage of him actually “rapping.”

— Kyle Koch

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