Phoenix Confirms He’s Walking The Hip-Hop Line

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Joaquin Phoenix says there’s no hoax about it: He really has given up acting to become a hip-hop artist.

Phoenix has been laying down tracks for a rap album in the recording studio he built at his home, the two-time Academy Award nominee said Tuesday in an interview to promote what he claims is his final movie, “Two Lovers.”

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After video hit the Internet last month capturing part of Phoenix’s debut rap performance at a Las Vegas club, speculation swirled online that he was perpetrating an elaborate practical joke.

“There’s not a hoax,” Phoenix said. “Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that’s possible, but that’s certainly not my intention.”

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