Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tyrese Gibson have been trading barbs in the press and on social media recently about Johnson’s planned Fast and the Furious spinoff, which Gibson called “selfish” and “fucked up” as it will delay the release of Furious 9 until 2020. Gibson fanned the flames today by posting a two-year-old video of The Rock — who may or may not be our next president — letting loose a profanity-laced tirade denigrating the singer and actor’s 2015 album, Black Rose, in a video posted to Instagram. “I just heard it and I’ve got to say in all honesty: it’s the biggest piece of dog shit I’ve ever heard,” Johnson begins before expounding on his Black Rose-as-dog-shit theme quite literally and with much vehemence. Check out the clip below.
Johnson posted a video to Instagram on Monday referencing the spinoff, and he managed to get a dig into the post by adding #CandyAssesNeedNotApply, a reference to an incident in August of last year when the actor referred to his male cast members being “chicken shit” and “candy asses”, a comment apparently aimed at fellow Furious cast member Vin Diesel.
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
Johnson has yet to respond, but there will surely be more social media shit talking ahead. In the meantime, we’ve reached out to Johnson about joining the CoS album review team.