As we have been reporting this week, actors Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese, who collaborated together on the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, have had online beef stemming from Tyrese claiming Johnson’s selfishness, and spinoff movie “Hobbs”, caused the delay in release date for the next “Fast” installment.
Below is Tyrese’s Instagram post which was the beef’s catalyst:
#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU – And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post – Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I’m just a passionate film critic
Dwayne Johnson has not actually responded to Tyrese’s comments, however shortly after they were made Johnson officially announced the “Fast” spinoff movie “Hobbs”, a standalone film in which Johnson will reprise his “Fast” role of Hobbs.
As we reported yesterday, following Johnson’s announcement of “Hobbs”, a video began to resurface from 2015, featuring Johnson absolutely ripping Tyrese’s 2015 album “Black Rose”. In the video, which you can check out at this link, Johnson refers to the album as the “biggest piece of dogs**t he’s ever heard.”
Actor and fellow “Fast” co-star Vin Diesel, who has had his own past internet beef with Dwayne Johnson during production of the “Fast” movies, has now weighed-in on the situation, posting the following on social media.
Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways