The Rock and Vin Diesel respond to Tyrese’s Fast and Furious accusations

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There is a new update in the ongoing saga between The Rock and Tyrese. Just last week we posted about the very public comments Fast and Furious star Tyrese Gibson made about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and how his upcoming spin-off film, Hobbs, is the reason the 9th installment in the series is being pushed back to 2020. Since then, Tyrese posted another scathing Instagram picture of the original cast and made more comments about how The Rock is tearing the Fast Family apart.

“Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up 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 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….. #MyLastPost today….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown – They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie #OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!”

There have been rumors of Fast spinoffs for quite a while now. Even Vin Diesel discussed wanting to expand the universe back in 2015, but it seems that The Rock may have been the only one to accept the offer if Tyrese’s accusations are true.

Just a few days ago, Vin Diesel posted on his Instagram a picture of himself and The Rock commenting that they had some exciting news about the franchise that he couldn’t wait to share. He even commented about why the 9th film was pushed back and stated: “it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault.”

“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

The Rock has been relatively quiet until he released an update yesterday on his Instagram revealing that his Fate of the Furious co-star Jason Statham would be joining him in his solo endeavor. While not directly responding to Tyrese, he did comment on how he was excited that his solo film would open doors for other members of the Fast Family. He also used the hashtag #CandyAssesNeedNotApply, which he may be referring to Tyrese.

Now, if you remember last year there were rumors that there was beef between The Rock and Vin Diesel. The Rock posted a statement saying he was unhappy with his male costars and how they conducted themselves. While he did not mention anyone by name, he did refer to them as “Candy Asses.” The Rock’s hashtag might just be a subtle dig at Tyrese without fully referencing him by name.

Since the news has come out, Tyrese has been quiet on the matter but has yet to take down his original post.

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  • mr Beefy

    huh? what? ohh ok ….. going back to sleep

  • disqus_zlqYB7MEmQ

    Seems to me like Tyrese has been drinking the haterade. True family supports their family members in their decision. The Rock was brought in as a big name to expand the universe and because he is a draw, of course Vin wanted him, but if Vin said Nicolas Cage do you think studio execs would have brought him in? There is a reason all of his movies go straight to DVD and Netflix lately. Besides, how is he breaking up the family? Statham has only been around since 7. If he really was a friend, he would be happy for his friend. Tyrese is just mad and jealous because he probably can’t find another movie to film in the meantime. I mean seriously, what has he been in other than Fast movies lately? Vin, Jason, and The Rock are all in other major franchise the last 5 years. So The Rock is supposed to turn down possibly a $20 million payday (probably more) because you want him to? Really, who is the selfish one here?

    • Geoffrey Joseph

      ^^ exactly. Tyrese knows the films are what keeps him relevant. he actually should thank the Rock as the popularity and the money rose after he joined the franchise.

  • Sasanfrass

    Damn Tyrese is coming off like a little cry baby. What he wasn’t invited to be in the solo movie so now the family is broken? I bet if they were to offer him a major role in the film he’d be all like #doingthefamilyproud, but they left his crybaby ass on the sidelines and now he wants to trash his “brother”. Man somebody needs to call Ving Rhames and get his ass down here to beat Baby Boy’s ass again until he understands he can’t throw tantrums when things don’t go his way.

    • Tank Jones

      Haha! For real!

    • Wayne Vanzile

      He does whine and cry a lot in the movie. So maybe real life and acting aren’t so far a part.

  • Tom Maxwell

    SOON the Black guy will start screaming RACISM.

    • Don Muench

      don’t know how? the only white guy is dead.

    • Melissa Smith

      I don’t know what movie you watching since the Rock and Vin Diesel are both black. SMH

      • i got this

        Vin has a White mom and Black step father plus he looks like a white guy so people will say he’s white.

        • Tank Jones

          Wrong! One of his parents is black….period. Stop spreading fake news like your leader.

          • Dallas Cowboys For Life

            Show proof his real dad is black? Only his step dad is black.

          • Tank Jones

            Will not argue with stupid. You show proof he is not moron. Vin D has been featured in Ebony and Jet magazines you freak. He was featured along with the Rock, Ving Rhines and Omar Epps in the early 2000’s as up and coming leading black men. Moron just like your President!!!

    • Tank Jones

      Dumb comment! I guess this is the new norm with dumb comments coming from the President too.

  • jessica silva

    There have been more rumors of the rock getting into arguments with other cast members its not just Tyrese. First public spat was with Vin himself and now Tyrese. I think they are right, I think he came into the francise and think he owns it, thinks he is the star. For me, the rock is NOT need one bit in the FF francise..

  • Melissa Smith

    I see why Tyrese is upset, The Rock just came on to the project a few movies ago and now he’s getting his own movie. Not even the main character, Dom, have his own movie. But more than that, I just believe Tyrese is upset because it’s cutting into his money. Let’s face it. His music career isn’t what it use to be and the only money he is making is from the Fast and The Furious movie franchise. No movie, no money. He knows that and he’s pissed. I think what he need to do is start expanding his projects so he won’t rely solely on fast and the furious movies. I think he wouldn’t be so upset if he had other projects he’s working on too. Bottom line, he’s hating. I love Tyrese but he’s just hating.

    • Dean Anthony Jéan-Pierre

      The honest truth is that Tyrese cannot carry a movie by himself. The Rock is the star of the moment and that’s where the money goes. Simple math.

    • Brandon

      I think there is a lot of truth to this, but people are actually forgetting to mention the other side of it. The ACTUAL reason I believe he is pissed. Family. I am a part of a small team of people that has been through thick and thin together. Started from scratch and as our fame grew, so did our bond. We are literally family. So I understand the feeling perfectly. Nobody likes when people are added to the family, and they don’t have /show the same passion and great vibes as everyone else. Then on top of that, get their own spin-off to a film that you and your FAMILY has put their blood, sweat, and tears into from the beginning. I think the message that the movies give off is truly how they all treated one another. Tyrese bought into that so this is bothering him a lot. Have to think of it like nothing really lasts in this world, so you live for the moments you get to have with the ones you call your brothers and sisters. It was clear to them that The Rock wasn’t considered FAMILY when he didn’t even go visit Paul Walker during the grieving period (or ever). So al though I’m sure the money and stuff play a part in his anger, I still believe it goes much deeper than what people think. I mean, just watch some of his interviews when speaking about the FF cast and Paul. Dude truly loves all of those people in real life. Not just on screen. The connection is deep.

      • Davey1983

        You are completely wrong. He is jealous, and it has nothing to do with ‘family’.

        Sorry, you are not a FAMILY (seriously, no need to capitalize it every time you write it) if you can’t accept anybody else coming into it (real families have births, adoptions, weddings, etc. where people are added or lost). Why can’t other people be added to a family? Saying everyone doesn’t like it when someone is added to your family is just wrong, I love it when someone new comes into the family (work or biological, and if you hate it when someone is added to your family you are just a sicko). Sounds like you are selfish and jealous of the ‘new kid’– basic sibling rivalry where you can’t stand that the younger sibling might actually be better at something than you are.

        A real family would be happy for the success of the other members, not throwing a fit about how you didn’t get the same thing. Sounds like you and Tyrese are cut from the same cloth– and it doesn’t say anything good about you are him.

    • Wayne Vanzile

      He has no reason to be pissed. He is a no talent hack that is very lucky he hasn’t been killed off because he adds nothing to the movies. Without him they would be exactly the same. He would be best to sit back. Shut up and just wait for them to call for F9, because he isn’t getting called to “act” elsewhere.

  • i got this

    I find it hard to believe that they were gonna do a Roman spin-off sorry pal that’s just an awful idea lol

  • Ight

    Jealous much?? A Tyrese spin off would only be as good as “Tokyo Drift”, while a Rock spin off could be a new feature extension to the franchise. The Rock is “IT” right now. Vin’s the main character but his last XXX movie was garbage and thats being nice so this is the logical approach.

  • Bakin’ Soda Marketin’

    Tyrese has a reason to be pissed. This pushes the main franchise filming back. And Tyrese has put a lot more into building the franchise than The Rock. It’s like the Rock is making money, while causing them to lose money, and he’s doing it off of what they created.

    • Wayne Vanzile

      LOL, He has done a lot to hold onto the success of others, but these movies would be exactly the same without. He adds nothing.

    • Shawn Gordian

      Yeah his 4 lines per movie have really helped build the franchise. He just mad his only paycheck is gone for awhile.

  • Brandon

    If Tyrese got dropped from the franchise, it wouldn’t make a difference really, except they would have to cast someone else to say “daaaaamn” and “he got something cookin’ now, dawg!” The stars are Diesel, Johnson, Rodriguez and Statham. He is simply riding their co-tails and he should, at this point just be grateful to still be there.

  • T Vega

    Hearing a lot hate on Tyrese… but Tyrese personally IS NOT a goofball. The personality that your hating on what you perceive to add nothing to the movie is exactly HOW WELL HE DID HIS JOB. Don’t get me wrong… he’s money hungry sure… but he’s not Roman. Every movie needed that goof and he choose to be it. All those one liners on him? The plane drop… the ice race. All very well down for a character that’s not Tyrese it’s Roman. So you say he didn’t add anything?… you just wanna jump on the Rock bandwagon… which i might add Hobbs and the Rock(no not Dwanye) are pretty much the same character. So since you took so much time to think about what you’re saying, I’ll go back to ignoring uninformed opinions. Seems to be a lot of 3rd grade opinions floating around since this past election season.

  • psi4power

    The movie was Walker , Diesel and Tyresse for first couple of films. The Rock is the same guy and just was luck they pulled him in but people clowning Tyresse should know that the Rock is not Ben Afflick or even Denzyl when it comes to acting and draw power. His M.O is wearing thin and whatever franchise he is trying to launch he better cash those checks quick. Five years from now it will be why Hollywood Studios won’t book Dwayne Johnson any more.

  • slippery johnson

    The Rock has a right to work. People forget this is their JOB! If work comes along you take it. Tyrese is secondary. He’s not pulling in money like The Rock is. Tyrese couldn’t carry a movie alone, that’s the difference between them he’s not pissed, he’s scared! The Rock doesn’t have to be a great actor, remember Ahhnold??