'We haven’t talked at all'! Dwayne Johnson hints that friendship with Tyrese Gibson is over forever
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals that his friendship with Tyrese Gibson looks like it is over forever
Looking at the 'Fast & Furious' family feud, Dwayne Johnson has revealed that he has no reason whatsoever to revisit the situation with his former friend Tyrese Gibson. In light of the upcoming 'Fast & Furious' spinoff, Johnson decided to address the beef between the two.
While appearing on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,' Johnson shared that the feud has been going on since late 2017 when Gibson publicly called him out for being selfish about making a spinoff of their favorite movie with Jason Statham. When a fan asked whether he spoke to Gibson after all the drama surrounding the 'Fast & the Furious' spinoff, Dwayne responded, "No, we haven’t talked at all," to which he later added that there was "no need."
Johnson shared, "That whole thing with Tyrese, it was pretty disappointing because I had been friends with Tyrese for a very long time. I always feel like a beef requires two people to actually jump in it, and it was pretty one-sided and he had voiced his opinion a lot on social media. 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 and, to me, there’s no need to have a conversation."
While Johnson was preparing to co-star on the 'Fast & Furious' spin-off with Statham, the project ended up taking longer than anticipated and ended up delaying the production on 'Fast & Furious 9' for almost a year. This caused Gibson to lash out at Dwayne and claimed that he was being selfish and "making the fast and furious franchise about himself." The feud between the two even led Gibson to resort to wanting to quit the franchise itself if Dwayne was a part of it.
Gibson was also very upset at not being allowed to see his 10-year-old daughter Shayla after the media reported about his custody battle with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson. He took to sharing two lengthy and emotional videos on his social media. In one video he assured fans that he was alright and said, "Contrary to what some of y’all may believe, I’m actually okay. And I’m not putting this up to calm people down."
"If people are having conversations about what’s going on in my personal life…my private life has always been private. Do your research. Anybody who’s ever been in my life will tell you, I’ve never seen him cry that way, I’ve never seen him have a meltdown. I’m not a singer, I’m not an actor, I’m not a producer, I’m not a writer, I’m not a celebrity. I’m a father. Okay? I’m a father, it’s a universal thing. So please, ladies, I love Y'all. Our angels wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Y'all. But this is not about men vs. women. This is men vs. liars," he continued.
He had earlier taken to Facebook to share a long video where he addresses his feud with Dwayne apart from addressing his wife Norma Mitchell Gibson. He was seen sporting a "Shayla Rocks" sweatshirt and shows it off before he breaks down in tears. "Don’t take my baby. This is all I got. Don’t take my baby, okay? I’ve been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one’s listening cause no one’s in the courtroom," he shared. "I'm at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?" he added.
When it came to addressing their feud, Gibson revealed, "I'm sorry to announce that if Dwayne is in 'Fast and Furious 9' there will no more Roman Pearce. You mess with family and my daughter's survival. I mess with yours. Close your eyes, dude, you're a clown." Later on, he apologized for lying to his fans in the video and blamed his actions on a medication called Rexulti and his star sign, Capricorn. At the time, Johnson held back from publicly commenting on Gibson's threats and insults but chose to respond to a fan recently.
When it came to talking about the spin-off movie that Johnson was doing with Statham, Johnson shared on Instagram, "Secret weapon. Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD table that's inside my trailer. This table holds a lot of great mana (spirit/power) and energy. And if these wood slabs could talk...well it's best they can't talk for national security purposes."
In an attempt to reach out to his co-star, Gibson commented on the photograph and said, "If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart-to-heart moment we had in my sprinter. I don't wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I'm on your timeline cause you're not responding to my text messages. #FastFamily is just that a family - we don't fly solo."
That comment went unanswered by Dwayne prompting Gibson to write a lengthier post on his own Instagram page which has since been deleted. The message was accompanied by a picture of him and Dwayne together. From the caption, it looked as though Gibson had changed his mind and opinions on the Hobbs film and said that he was supportive of his "brother."
"I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he's my brother... bro just being honest I didn't like 'Baywatch' lol - but I did rent out two full theatres and take a bunch of kids with my daughter from her private school to support Moana! I'm simply trying to reach him cause he won't call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie. I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can't let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date," Gibson shared.
It may be that Dwayne reached out to Gibson, and hence the post was deleted, but for now, it looks as though their friendship is totally done with!