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Fast and Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Threatened The Rock for Making the Franchise About Him, Called Him a “Clown” for Being So Egotistic

Fast and Furious Star Tyrese Gibson Threatened The Rock for Making the Franchise About Him, Called Him a "Clown" for Being So Egotistic

Despite being the biggest movie star in the industry, Dwayne Johnson has often been called out for his self-obsessed demeanor and desire to star in the center of everything he is involved with. And even his Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson once called out the Brahma Bull for his ego.

Even though many celebrities, including Jason Statham and Jack Black, have previously come forward in defense of the People’s Champion against the egoistical accusations. But on the flip side, many haven’t shied away from calling out the actor for his demeanor, including Tyrese Gibson.

Also read: “All of them needs to get their as* kicked”: Black Adam Star Dwayne Johnson Did Not Hold Back While Mocking Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and His Avengers Co-stars

Dwayne Johnson in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Dwayne Johnson in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Tyrese Gibson deemed Dwayne Johnson as egoistic for making Fast and furious about himself

As the Fast and Furious franchise is inching toward its next installment, the family aspect in the movies has grown quite ubiquitous with its theme over the last two decades. And when Dwayne Johnson decided to leave the franchise due to his beef with Vin Diesel, his co-star Tyrese Gibson wasn’t too relished by the Black Adam star’s decision.

Tyrese Gibson later went out to criticize The Rock for breaking the Fast and Furious family and went on to star in its spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which resulted in the delay of F9. The Roman Pearce actor also didn’t hold back from deeming The Rock as a self-centered, egoistic celebrity, who just wanted to make the whole Fast Saga about himself. 

Tyrese Gibson's Instagram
Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram

Although the co-stars drift apart from each other and become estranged after the incident, the duo eventually reconciled after a brief amount of time.

Also read: “What he says he’s entitled to say in his own way”: Jason Statham Believed ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Co-star Dwayne Johnson Was Right to Call Out Vin Diesel but Doesn’t Want to Take Sides

Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson eventually reconnected after years of feud

During one of his appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Gibson went on to share how he reconnected with Dwayne Johnson after their feud. The actor shared that even though he wasn’t sure if things could ever go back to normal, it eventually worked out after the duo reconnected through phone calls, leaving their past behind. He stated,

“We’ve been on the phone every other day. We reconnected in a real way. I think we’re both better men on the other side of all that stuff that went down. To be honest, I didn’t know how the phone call would happen. But it did happen and we’re about 20 phone calls in. We compete right now on who can leave the longest voice note.”

Also read: Vin Diesel Was So Sh*t-Scared ‘Fast and Furious’ Co-Star Dwayne Johnson Would Kick His A**, He Implemented an Equal Pain Point System So That “Diesel always came out on top”

Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson
Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson

Despite the heavy criticisms that Dwayne Johnson once received from his co-star, both Tyrese Gibson and Johnson seem to be on the same page and have left their past behind. And even though Johnson has moved his roots away from the Fast and Furious franchise, fans will hope to see the duo star again together someday in the future.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Source: Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram 

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 300 articles.