Dwayne Johnson Addresses 'Disappointing' 'Fast and Furious' Feud With Tyrese
You shouldn't feel too sorry for The Rock that he's still being asked about various "Fast and Furious" feuds, since he did start this whole thing.
Dwayne Johnson was just on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" to promote his new movie "Skyscraper." But fans are still curious about the various "Fast" franchise beefs, so he was asked about last year's back-and-forth with Tyrese Gibson.
The Rock launched this feud game himself during filming for "The Fate of the Furious" in 2016, calling out the male "candy asses" on the "Fast 8" set. He was vague. He launched speculation and rumors. He knew it, and seemed proud of it.
That initial post was largely about Vin Diesel, but "Fast" costar Tyrese Gibson decided two could play the game. So he launched his own Instagram feud with The Rock. That feud was about The Rock delaying the filming and release for "Fast 9" so that The Rock and Jason Statham could film their "Hobbs and Shaw" spinoff.
So here's what a fan called into WWHL to ask Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson:
"Have you and Tyrese talked since he called you out on Instagram, after you agreed to do your own 'Fast and Furious' spinoff?"
Here's Johnson's response:
"Great question. And the answer is no. No, we haven't talked at all. And, you know, that whole thing with Tyrese, it was pretty disappointing. 'Cause I've been friends with Tyrese for a very long time. I always feel like a beef requires two people to actually jump in it, and it was pretty one-sided. He had voiced his opinions a lot on social media. And apparently he was going through some stuff too in his personal life. But no, we haven't talked, and I don't see where we would. I mean, there's no need to have a conversation."
Andy Cohen then randomly volunteered that Tyrese is very afraid of owls.
The Rock's "Hobbs and Shaw" movie did push back "Fast 9." The spinoff is scheduled to open August 2, 2019, with "Fast & Furious 9" scheduled for April 10, 2020.
Meanwhile, "Skyscraper" is now in theaters and just had a very sad opening weekend. Maybe it's time The Rock stopped acting like his own Marvel Cinematic Universe with multiple movies a year?
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