The Truth of Beef Between “The Rock” and “Tyrese” by Bxtnews
The sleek, extravagant stunts in the Fast and Furious movies have allowed them to generate significant box office numbers throughout the years. but also because of how well-known actors like Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and many others have been drawn to the industry.
We are aware that there are times when tensions exist amongst all of these well-known figures.
In fact, there is some rumoured animosity between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez has previously mentioned a problem that almost caused her to leave the franchise. Working with “family” doesn’t always make things super simple or easy.
We’ve gotten into the nitty gritty behind Tyrese Gibson’s beef with The Rock before, and there’s a lot of history that stands on the permanent record known as the internet. But now, with this big beef apparently squashed, it seems that this history has given us a chance to write an ending to this heated tale. Let’s take another, updated look at the history of the “feud” between Dwayne Johnson and his Fast series co-star, and how it apparently ended.
When Tyrese Gibson May Have Started To Have A Problem With Dwayne Johnson
If you asked people in the Fast franchise why they are not happy with The Rock, you might get an answer related to the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. The cast of Fast and Furious 9 was not particularly happy when the franchise decided to spin off, but that may not be the real reason Tyrese Gibson comments about The Rock on social media.
If you enjoy the Fast and Furious movies, you have probably seen this footage before. This scene from Fast & Furious 6 features The Rock giving a brief jab at Tyrese Gibson’s character (or really Tyrese, given that he can’t alter that forehead).
Ludacris, who spills out his drink in this spontaneous take, and other movie personnel have all said that this sequence was improvised. Tyrese Gibson appears to be hurt in the video, however he could just be improvising.
Was it only effective acting? Look, we don’t know what happens between takes or how many takes there are. Perhaps Tyrese Gibson and The Rock exchanged a fast one-liner. Only what we can see here on the screen, together with what happened after.
Following the release of The Fate of the Furious, a bunch of bombshells dropped. First, The Fate of the Furious had a slightly lower global box office intake than the two movies that preceded it, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7. Not a disaster by any means, but it was enough for Universal to press pause on the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 and make room to expand the universe with the high-octane Hobbs & Shaw spinoff.
What did this mean? It meant the cast was splitting off and it meant that people in Fast and Furious 9 would be without paychecks for a little longer. Why? Because the delay of the movie’s release date to 2020 also meant the film delayed production. There are a whole lot of moving parts that get shuffled when a tentpole movie’s release date changes. It also meant Tyrese Gibson was open about it on social media. What Happened With Tyrese Gibson’s Public Meltdown
Tyrese Gibson decided to make relatively few announcements on social media after the news was made. One of these kind of gives you a sense of how he felt about Dwayne Johnson for what he thought was him abandoning the Fast series: Congratulations to The Rock and your brother-in-law, who also happens to be the producer for “7 Bucks,” for making the Fast and the Furious series about YOU. DJ, too, is like you. Even if they call, I won’t be removing this post. Gn guys, see you in April 2020. It’s not about #TeamDewayne, though. Will the wait of 3 years be worthwhile? Will this be yet another BayWatch with #NoShaw and only Hobbs?
As you can see, there are some shots at Dwayne Johnson in the post, as well as some reiterated feelings that Dwayne Johnson was making the franchise about Luke Hobbs. There’s also a mention of the release date change, which was a sticking point in other posts. Next, Tyrese Gibson had a “heart-to-heart” with one of Dwayne Johnson’s “associates” and that seemed to be the end to the feud, as well as his threats that he might leave the Fast and Furious family. I say “seemed to be” because there is more to this story.
Ultimately, Tyrese Gibson finally made a point to apologize for his meltdowns on social media. He noted his “meds” were to blame for his outbursts and that people should consult with doctors while trying out new medications and should also “be present in the Lord.” Yet, this isn’t the end of the history in question.
Around the time that Hobbs & Shaw opened last summer, Tyrese Gibson took to social media to take a jab at the movie. While the Fast Saga spinoff had won its first weekend at the box office, it did not achieve the great heights some of the Fast franchise movies have. He later deleted the post, but it said: