Tyrese blames 'clown' Dwayne Johnson for breaking up Fast & Furious family
The actor says he and Ludacris were offered a spin-off prior to Johnson and Jason Statham
The fracture in the Fast & Furious family continues to grow via Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram account.
On Thursday, the actor, who has starred as Roman Pearce for five Fast films, continued his social media attack on “clown” Dwayne Johnson. Gibson’s latest comments come as Universal officially announced plans for a Fast & Furious spin-off, which is being eyed as a starring vehicle for Johnson and Jason Statham.
Sharing a picture of The Fast and the Furious cast, he wrote, “Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster……….. I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily I tried to warn you guys… You thought I was hating…… I was simply fighting to keep the family together what makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo….. #MyLastPost today….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown.”
The singer-turned-actor concluded by saying he and Ludacris, who stars as Tej Parker, previously rejected an offer for their own film. “They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie,” he wrote. “#OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!”
Vin Diesel, whose had his own Fast beef with Johnson, seemed to appreciate Gibson’s passion. Late Thursday night, the face of the franchise posted a picture of himself with Gibson and the late Paul Walker. He captioned the photo on Instagram, “Brotherhood…”
This is just the latest in the saga surrounding Gibson’s Instagram account and a proposed Hobbs-centered spin-off. Last month, the actor took the family dispute public by using multiple posts and comments to plead with Johnson to not let the rumored installment delay Fast 9. Then, on Wednesday, with the official announcement of Fast 9 being pushed back from 2019 to 2020, Gibson once again called out his costar on social media.
Universal had no comment, while representatives for Johnson did not immediately respond to EW’s request.
The Fast spin-off speeds into theaters on July 26, 2019, followed by Fast 9 on April 10, 2020.
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