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Joaquin Pounces on Heckler at Rap 'Concert'

Another stunt?
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2009 4:00 AM CDT
Joaquin Pounces on Heckler at Rap 'Concert'
Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the premiere of 'Che' last year.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Security guards hauled off neo-rapper Joaquin Phoenix early this morning after he leaped from the stage during a Miami Beach concert to confront a heckler, reports AP. The increasingly bizarre actor appeared in a disheveled suit to mutter mostly unintelligible lyrics after appearing four hours late to the concert. Suddenly he zinged an obscene insult at the heckler and leaped on him. Fans are still puzzling whether Phoenix's continuing wacky behavior is part of an elaborate hoax or a sign of drug or mental problems.
(Read more Joaquin Phoenix stories.)

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