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.
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.