Tyrese Gibson Threatens to Quit FAST AND FURIOUS Franchise Over Dwayne Johnson
Wow! This Fast and Furious feud between Tyrese Gibson and Dwyane Johnson has escalated into complete ridiculousness! Now Gibson is threatening to quit the franchise over Johnson's involvement. Let's do a quick breakdown of everything that's happened so far.
The first thing that happened was that Gibson posted a rant urging Johnson to not make the spin-off film with Jason Statham before Fast and Furious 9. He removed the post from his Instagram, but here's a screenshot:
Not long after, Gibson posted an old video of Johnson talking shit about his 2015 album Black Rose, but it looked like Johnson might have been joking around when he made it. You can watch that video below:
Haters come in many forms...... In my Kanye voice #BlackRose is one of the greatest R&B Soul Albums of all time my single #SHAME was #1 on Billboard for 16 weeks my album came in #1 on the TOP 200!!! Real R&B music lovers know..... This album is in a league of its own #BlackRose Can’t believe y’all - I just can’t, 2 days left maybe just maybe we can get it to top 20 don’t just look at this video lock in............... ... Yeah I’m talkin 2u If 20 people that see this get to the bio... You don’t even understand that would make me so so very happy - if you’re about to download the album just write I GOT YOU in the comments!
Vin Diesel then came in and tried to smooth things over with the following post:
Brotherhood... and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer... and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne... I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed... but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon... stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways
Universal later announced that the Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw spinoff film would be released on July 26th, 2019, which pushed the Fast and Furious 9 release date to April 10th, 2020. This pissed Gibson off and he posted another rant:
Now Gibson is at a boiling point and in a recent Instagram post, he threatens that if Johnson appears in Fast and Furious 9, he will quit the franchise. He says, "I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne [sic] is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce [sic] – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours." You can read the whole rant below:
Hello world.......... hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe........ I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce - You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours......... close your eyes dude you’re a “Clown”...... #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one.... Men on integrity... my real ones out here stand UP...... folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ...... pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone - #OurChildrenMatter
Damn! That's a hardcore temper tantrum! The fact of the matter is Gibson isn't as big of a star as Johnson is. Johnson is the one that brings in the big bucks to the studios so if it comes down between choosing between Johnson and Gibson, Universal Pictures is going to go with Johnson. Hell, they are giving him his own spin-off film!
If Gibson is giving the studio an ultimatum with a threatening temper tantrum, I'm not sure why they would want to continue working with him. All Gibson had to do was just be a little patient. It's not like Johnson was killing off the franchise. Is he hurting for money or something?
Vin Diesel excitedly announced last week that franchise director Justin Lin would be back to direct the final two installments of the franchise and that Jordana Brewster will also be back.
What do you think of all this crazy F&F drama?