Joaquin Phoenix serious about rap career, says rep

Despite reports that Joaquin Phoenix’s rap career is an elaborate hoax for a documentary, his rep Susan Patricola sent the following statement to MTV News to set the record straight/basically admit her client is fucking batshit:

“The transition from one career to another is never seamless. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joaquin came from a musical family, in addition to winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash,” Patricola wrote in an e-mail. “He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions.”

Oh, Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for playing Johnny Cash. So by that logic, if Brad Pitt had won for Benjamin Button, he would’ve gained the creative license to age backwards. Jesus. Are you sure this was Joaquin’s rep who wrote this and not the guy he shoots heroin with inside a teepee?

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