Joaquin Phoenix Wrestles With Fan During Performance
Posted on Thu Mar 12, 2009 08:25 AM PDT

Joaquin Phoenix PhoenixMiami200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Joaquin Phoenix's continued efforts to reinvent himself as a rapper took another strange turn last night in Miami.

A big crowd started lining up around 10 p.m. for Joaquin's performance at LIV in the Fountainebleu hotel.

The concert was scheduled to start at 11p.m, but it was nearly 3 hours later before Joaquin finally stumbled on stage. He was disheveled and wore a black suit with sneakers and sunglasses that appeared to have been broken then taped back together.

According to video of the event, most of his "lyrics" were completely unintelligible. After singing the first song, a guy in the crowd started heckling Phoenix. Phoenix immediately stopped rapping and told the crowd "We have a (double-expletive) in the audience.”

Phoenix and the man exchanged expletive-filled barbs for nearly 20 seconds. Phoenix then dropped his microphone on the floor and jumped off stage. The two wrestled around before security grabbed Joaquin and hauled him backstage, ending the show just minutes after it began.