Gwyneth Paltrow Casts Doubt On Joaquin Phoenix's 'Odd' Rap Career

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix at the premiere of "Two Lovers" in New York (Feb. 2009) Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix at the premiere of "Two Lovers" in New York (Feb. 2009)

Joaquin Phoenix may insist he’s given up acting for a budding rap career, but at least one of his former co-stars isn’t buying it.

“I’m not a hundred percent sure that that’s really going to be the case,” Gwyneth Paltrow told MTV UK. “I think that there might be some other explanation or something going on. I’m not quite sure what, but I can’t believe that he’s really going to quit forever to become a rapper. It seems odd.”

Back in November, Joaquin hit the premiere of his recent movie “Two Lovers,” co-starring Gwyneth, with the words “Good Bye” written on his knuckles, telling reporters he was moving on to “greener pastures.”

And eariler this month at his own rap concert, he caused a frenzy at a Miami club when he leapt from the stage to go after a heckler in the audience.

But while Gwyneth appears to be part of the popular mindset the whole thing is some sort of an elaborate PR stunt, perhaps as the wife of music superstar Chris Martin and a good friend of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, she could offer some advice to her former co-star as he refines his rapping chops.

“What advice would I give to Joaquin?” she laughed. “Hmm … maybe to go live in the projects for a few years to get some authenticity, maybe.”

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