- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was once a wrestling legend who dabbled in acting.
But he didn’t become a bona fide action star
until he entered the billion-dollar Fast & Furious
franchise as Luke Hobbs, in 2011’s Fast Five.
“Stay outta my way.”
But by the time the eighth installment, The
Fate of the Furious, rolled around, Johnson
took the private behind-the-scenes drama public,
sparking a feud with co-star Tyrese Gibson
that would last for years.
“What are you doing?
This is crazy.”
The online feud began in 2016 with a since-deleted
Facebook post where The Rock blasted his male
co-stars, per ABC News.
After praising the “incredible” crew as well
as the franchise, the former wrestler didn’t
hold back, saying,
“My female co-stars are always amazing and
I love ’em.
My male co-stars however are a different story.
Some conduct themselves as stand up men and
true professionals, while others don’t.
The ones that don’t are too chicken s— to
do anything about it anyway.
“I will beat your a– like a Cherokee drum.”
Flash forward to 2017 when Tyrese Gibson took
to Instagram to ask Johnson not to do the
Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw, writing,
“You…have purposely ignored the heart to
heart moment we had in my sprinter.
I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember
what we talked about…Fast Family is just
that, a family…We don’t fly solo.”
“I mean, I wouldn’t…tryna get into the whole
leadership thing, like, now.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, later in
2017 Universal Pictures announced Fast & Furious
9 would be delayed due to the planned spin-offs.
Gibson obviously didn’t take the news well
and blamed Johnson for the delay.
He wrote on Instagram,
“Congratulations to The Rock…for making
the Fast and the Furious franchise about YOU.
Will this be another Baywatch?
Guys, guys just relax I’m just a passionate
A day later, Universal announced the release
date for Hobbs & Shaw.
Gibson responded to the news by taking his
beef to Instagram once again, posting a throwback
pic of the cast without Johnson, writing,
“Diversity, love…Fast Family.
Until [Dwayne] showed up.
I guess this whole time he had a problem ’cause
he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster.”
“There ain’t no goddamn team, it was just
And he’s standing right in front of ya.”
Gibson went on to add that Paul Walker and
Vin Diesel were both offered franchise spin-offs,
but turned them down at the time.
Johnson posted the teaser trailer for Hobbs
& Shaw on Instagram later that week claiming
that Universal approached him about the spin-off
He explained his reason for agreeing to the
film was to quote “create greater opportunities”
for his fellow Fast & Furious franchise cast
mates, but his parting shot came with the
Gibson then ratcheted up the feud by posting
a video of Johnson criticizing Gibson’s 2015
R&B album, Black Rose.
In the now-deleted video, via E! News, Johnson
“It shouldn’t be called Black Rose, it should
be called big piece of black dog s—.
That’s what it should be called.”
Gibson captioned his post,
“Haters come in many forms.
In my Kanye voice Black Rose is one of the
greatest R&B Soul Albums of all time.”
“This is my first number one album…I’m on
a mission to save my genre.
R&B, like real R&B fans.”
The feud died down for almost a year until
Gibson hopped on Instagram again in November
2017, and threatened to walk away from the
Fast franchise if The Rock continued to be
a part of it.
Misspelling his own character’s name, Gibson
“I’m sorry to announce that if [Dwayne] is
in Fast 9 there will no more Roman Peirce
[sic], You mess with family and my daughter’s
survival I mess with yours…Close your eyes
dude you’re a ‘Clown.'”
This guys a real ass—-“
On August 2, 2019, Hobbs & Shaw hit theaters
and roared to number 1 at the box office in
its first two weeks.
Johnson took to Twitter to thank his fans,
and take another shot at Gibson while he was
“Thank you everyone for makin’ this an exciting
first week of box office for our lil’ spin-off
Hobbs and Shaw.
Number 1 movie and $333M worldwide, ain’t
And remember, the best way to shut the mouth
of a [clown] is to flex with success and a
In its first month, the film earned over $600
“I’m what you call an ice cold can of whoop
However, in yet another since-deleted Instagram
post, via People magazine, Gibson called the
“NOT a win…Breaking up the family clearly
doesn’t have the value that one would assume
it does…Again my respects cause he tried
“Hobbs and Shaw is all about the F word.
On September 6th, 2019, Deadline reported
that Hobbs & Shaw surpassed $700 million at
the box office, making it the highest-grossing
non-Disney, non-superhero movie of 2019.
You can probably smell what The Rock was cooking
when he read the article.
Yes, another shot at Tyrese: an Instagram
post where the action star posted a screenshot
of the Deadline story.
“Assassins quietly play chess loud clowns
Thank you audiences worldwide for this incredible
support and massive win.
Very cool and we’re grateful for the love.”
We’re not sure if The Rock and Gibson will
appear together in Fast & Furious 9 or not.
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