Tyrese Gibson Threatens to Quit Furious Franchise Due to the Beef with The Rock

Posted 2017/11/03920

The “Fast and Furious” franchise might soon lose its “Roman” if spats with actor Dwayne Johnson aren’t resolved soon.

 

Actor and music artist Tyrese Gibson’s clash with Fast & Furious franchise co-star Dwayne Johnson continues, with Gibson posting a new attack against The Rock on social media, threatening to leave the cast of Fast & Furious 9 should Johnson return.

Addressing his “loyal fans and loves ones from OUR fast universe,” Gibson wrote, “I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne [sic] is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce [sic] – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours.”

Alongside the caption of the co-stars, photographed with Vin Diesel, Gibson continued his rant. “Close your eyes dude you’re a ‘Clown,’” Gibson wrote, adding, “#CandyAssBitchMade,” which is a version of a barb they keep hurling back and forth. (Johnson called unnamed F8 co-stars “candy a**es” in August 2016. Last month, Johnson said, “Candy a**es need not apply,” when clapping back at Gibson and talking about the upcoming F&F spin-off around Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs.)

In an earlier post, Gibson said he was “never mad” at Johnson, but claimed Johnson “‘pitched’ an idea privately and said yes to it without thinking of what I’m dealing with personally.” Gibson is in the midst of a legal battle with his ex-wife over custody of their daughter.

Gibson’s beef with Johnson apparently stems from his fears that the latter actor’s planned spin-off film, Hobbes, will delay production of Fast 9, and, more importantly, his paycheck for Fast 9. (In another Instagram post, Gibson essentially stated that his F&F paydays are the only thing allowing him to stay in an ugly custody battle to prevent his ex-wife from getting a restraining order barring him from seeing his 10-year-old daughter.) Johnson has largely ignored Gibson’s pokes, outside of a few veiled comments, and the franchise’s producers have yet to weigh in on the “feud.”