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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