Brace yourselves, Fast and Furious fans: The feud between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson over the release date of Fast and Furious 9 just took another turn for the nasty.
Yesterday, the actor-singer made headlines when he accused The Rock of holding up the film’s production in pursuit of his own spinoff movie centered on his Fast character, Luke Hobbs. After assuring fans that he wouldn’t be deleting his post about the tension-inducing situation, Gibson, 38, doubled down on his stance, throwing even more jabs Johnson’s way.
Posting a photo of the original franchise cast, he wrote: “Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family……” From there, he directed his attention back to his costar, adding, “[U]ntil Dewayne showed up.”
According to Gibson, the trouble stemmed from what he says was Johnson’s desire to be the film’s main focus: “I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster……….. I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily.”
The Ride Along 2 star also claimed that he tried to address what he felt was a looming issue before it ever got to this point, saying, “I tried to warn you guys… You thought I was hating…… I was simply fighting to keep the family together. What makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown.”
He finished up the lengthy post by giving a nod to the film’s original cast members, claiming that while some had also been offered spinoffs, each had “TURNED IT DOWN!!!”
The Baywatch star has yet to respond, but another cast member may have chosen a side in the feud with a familial post of his own.
Uploading a shot of himself along with Paul Walker and Gibson with the simple caption, “Brotherhood…” Vin Diesel seemed to be indicating his stance on the divide with support of the latter.
While it’s entirely possible Diesel’s post is unrelated, it seems unlikely, especially since Gibson shared the upload, adding, “Never confuse determination with desperation….. What’s understood don’t have to be explained…… 44 million just got the memo…. Although it appears to be…. I’ve never been in this alone…….. #PerceptionVsReality #FastFamily like I said we don’t fly solo.”
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(Photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty + Dia Dipasupil/Getty)