Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson (aka Tyrese) just took the nuclear option in his seemingly one-sided feud with FF costar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In an Instagram post last Wednesday, Tyrese said that he would not reprise his role as Roman Pearce in the 9th Fast & Furious production if The Rock is also a member of the cast. It’s a winning threat to make, since Tyrese clearly has more star power than The Rock.
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 – #OurChildrenMatter
So what exactly happened?
The feud first began in a series of now-deleted comments and tags trying to get The Rock’s attention. The gossip site The Shade Room has screen-shotted the comments for posterity. Tyrese had commented on an Instagram photo of The Rock signing some sort of contract, telling him he should postpone shooting of his spinoff project so Fast 9 can premiere as previously scheduled.
Which brings us to now.
Tyrese recently raised the stakes of the feud to something he can’t walk away from with his pride intact, announcing hat he won’t participate in future Fast productions if The Rock is also cast.
The Rock has not publicly responded, because well obvi.