– 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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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.