Tyrese Gibson Threatens to Quit ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise if The Rock Returns for ‘Fast 9’
“Spin off these nuts selfish champ.”
Variety reported Wednesday that Gibson pretty much isn’t even bothering to hide his dislike for the action superstar anymore. A friendly-looking photo of Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Gibson posted on the actor’s Instagram was accompanied by a caption that wasn’t that friendly at all.
In case Gibson elects to remove the post, here’s what he wrote:
Hello world………. hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe…….. I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a “Clown”…… #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one…. Men on integrity… my real ones out here stand UP…… folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ…… pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone –
Damn. That’s just icy.
The spinoff Gibson referred to is a film featuring The Rock’s Fast character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Decker Shaw.
Variety also reported that Gibson is “is currently in a legal battle with his ex-wife over custody of their daughter.” So—there may be more to his rant than just hating The Rock, like domestic stress.
TMZ reported Thursday on a meltdown Gibson had—again, on Instagram—in which he begged his ex to not get a restraining order against him. “I’m at $13,000 a month” in child support, he said at one point, “what more do you want from me?”
You can watch that video below, but fair warning, it’s tough.
Given Dwayne Johnson’s WWE history, it’s hard to not be a little suspicious of all this drama among the men in the Fast films. As a former pro wrestler, no one knows the value of stirring up drama to sustain fan interest like The Rock—just watch this clip of Johnson’s thoughts on Tyrese’s album.
Fast 9 is due in theaters in April, 2019. Will everyone make it to the screen? It’s not looking good.