Joaquin Phoenix appears to be getting into the act of being a petulant hip-hop star. Never mind he can't sing, not many do.
Last night he finally came out on stage and then jumped off the stage during a very short, four-hour delayed performance at a Miami Beach nightclub early Thursday morning and confronted an audience member who was heckling him. Security guards dragged him back on stage and escorted him away.
It's unknown whether the confrontation - and his pledge to quit acting and start rapping - was real or a put-on, but actor Casey Affleck recorded the performance on camera.
Several in the audience booed and those close to the "confrontation" between the heckler said it looked like a faked fight with punches pulled.
Meanwhile Phoenix fans who had waited the four hours to see the bearded, shaggy-dressed new rapper, who didn't seem to know the lyrics, said they were extremely disappointed, but if it was recorded for a movie, could be easily won back by appearing in that part of it.
"He's either stoned till he doesn't know where he is or doing a great job acting like it", stated another.