From the sound of things, Dwayne Johnson and his Fate of the Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson won’t be speaking anytime soon.
“No. We haven’t talked at all,” Johnson said on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen when a caller asked if the two were back on speaking terms.
The Skyscraper star made it clear he has no contact with Tyrese after the actor and singer made a series of disparaging remarks about him on Instagram.
“That whole thing with Tyrese, it was pretty disappointing because I’d been friends with Tyrese for a very long time,” Johnson said.
“I always feel like a beef requires two people to actually jump in it. It was really one-sided, and he had voiced his opinion a lot on social media and apparently he was going through some stuff too in his personal life. But no, we haven’t talked and I don’t see where we would,” Johnson added. “To me, there’s no need to have a conversation.”
The “stuff” he was referring to was Gibson’s custody battle with ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson over their 11-year-old daughter, Shayla. At one point the singer posted a video of himself on social media, breaking down and crying “don’t take my baby.”
The feud between Tyrese and Johnson started in October, when the singer took to Instagram to blame Johnson for delaying production on Fast & Furious 9, to focus on a solo spinoff centered on Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs.
“Congratulations to @TheRockand your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU,” Tyrese wrote in an Instagram post on Oct. 4, 2017.
The next day, Tyrese took another swipe at Johnson on Instagram by posting a picture of the Fast & Furious cast and accusing Johnson of being selfish. Gibson claimed he, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and director Rob Cohen were also offered a spinoff, and turned it down.
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 – They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie #OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!
“Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up,” Tyrese captioned a poster of the cast. “I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster.”
Tyrese went on to accuse Johnson of breaking up the Fast family and said, “I tried to warn you guys.”
Hopefully these two can patch things up before they return to set.