– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This Fast & Furious feud of sorts between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson started when it was revealed that Fast & Furious 9 was delayed until 2020. Tyrese Gibson was the first to speak out, basically implying that it had to do with Dwayne Johnson, and it was clear he wasn’t too happy. Soon after, it was revealed that the film was delayed to make way for a Hobbs & Shaw spinoff in 2019.

Again, Gibson seemed to imply that Johnson was acting only in his own self interest, and not in the self interest of the Fast & Furious family. Now, in an interview with TMZ, Gibson opened up about the real reason why this move upset him.

“I don’t know what they’re doing. Everybody coming at me like I’m hating on Dwayne about his spinoff, but I’m not. The truth is, I just wish he was releasing it at a different time. It’s not a conflict, it’s just The Fast and the Furious is like a holiday. The Fast and the Furious family – the fans, the tribe, the people that’s been rocking with us for 16 years – you know, pushing our release date back… it’s only happened one time in the history of the Fast and the Furious [franchise], is when we lost our brother, Paul Walker. So, what’s the reason we’re pushing the release date back now? So, you know, I just got a problem with Dwayne; it appears he’s being selfish. It appears that he’s so focused on furthering his own self-interest, he’s making decisions from the seat he’s sitting on. Fast and Furious 9 is not coming out until 2020… it’s f***ed up.”

So while this may seem like a bunch of clashing with egos, it seems clear that, at least from Gibson’s perspective, it comes from a place of love. These may be silly movies, but it still seems like these actors make them at least partially in Paul Walker’s memory, and they take umbrage with anyone who makes it about their personal gain.

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  • Psychotic Bitch With a Knife

    Stop it Tyrese, if it wasn’t for the Rock most people wouldn’t still care about Fast 25 or whatever number it’s up to. He doesn’t need the movie….Tyrese does and that’s why he’s mad.

    • DubCheezy

      Exactly, Tyrese is just pissed he has to wait till 2020 to get another paycheck.

  • Venomaide

    Kill off tyrese gibson’s character he doesnt add anything. Then no one will cry when the next movie will be delayed til 2030.

  • Weresmurf

    Man, at first using Pauls name was charming and heartfelt… but these days it really feels like they’re intent on riding that thing into the fucking ground doesn’t it.

  • Wild Dreams
  • The Real Talk Of BK

    Someone has to tell CryRese that The Fast & the Furious don’t mean that much to us, he needs to relax.
    If Tyrese keep this up, he could get replaced on Fast & Furious like Marvel replaced Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle …and when I tell you, I WILL LAUGH FOR DAYS!!
    Think about it Terrence Howard could’ve been an Avenger B. He could’ve been fighting Thanos in Infinity Wars. Instead he on Empire right now fighting cookie lol

    • Kindofabigdeal

      In the next Fast and Furious movie Roman will be played by Nelly.

  • TheOct8pus

    Shut the fuck up man….he seems to forget that the F&F franchise was almost dead after the first 3 movies….

  • Kronx

    Look, the Rock can do a lot of things, but turning down work isn’t one of them.

    He’s been in more movies than Light.

    His agent has his own agent.

    He once asked a girlfriend to hold dinner til he got off work, and she starved to death.

    The Rock is the only guy to get Carpal Tunnel from cashing checks.

    On my daughter’s first day of school, I accidentally hit video instead of picture, and when I watched it back, the Rock was in it. I still owe him $4 million.

    He’s been in more trailers than Poverty.

    He had to quit smoking cigars after finishing every film because he inadvertently caused global warming.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      The Rock has been associated with more bombs than Afghanistan.
      The Rock takes on so many roles he put Rob Sneider out of work.

    • underdogchamp

      Snappy lines!

  • Jeremy Keeler

    “I don’t know what they’re doing. Everybody coming at me like I’m hating on Dwayne”

    “So, you know, I just got a problem with Dwayne; it appears he’s being selfish.”

    Uh Huh

    • Kindofabigdeal

      No, if he says he’s not doing something first than it doesn’t count. It’s like saying no homo.

  • Joe Chaisson

    The real reason is because the Rock trashed on one of his albums, with warrant.

  • Storymark

    “You mean I gotta wait an extra year for my occasional dose of semi-relevance!?!?”

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.