Joaquin Phoenix Bye! Good

When Joaquin Phoenix announced he was quitting acting to pursue a music career, everyone wondered whether he finally lost it or it was all part of an elaborate prank. People began leaning towards prank when Joaquin debuted his rap skills in Vegas which ended with him falling off the stage. More proof that it’s a hoax comes out today as EW printed quotes from sources who recently worked with Phoenix.

“He said, ‘It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.”

“It’s an art project for him,” says a source. “He’s going full out. He probably has told his reps that he’s quit acting. Joaquin is very smart. This is very conscious. He has a huge degree of control.”

Joaquin is bad at faking it. Not like me. I’m a pro. For example, this one time in high school when the captain of the football team tried to beat me up I faked going into the fetal position and crying. Worked like a charm.