Tyrese Gibson Threatens To Leave Fast And Furious 9 If The Rock Returns

The ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise was recently pushed back to April 10th, 2020 and that decision has apparently led Tyrese Gibson to threaten to leave the series.

As Entertainment Weekly reports, Gibson took to Instagram to say “I’m sorry to announce that if Dwayne [“The Rock” Johnson”] is in Fast9, there will no more Roman Pierce.” The rapper turned actor went on to call his colleague a “clown” and a “CandyAssBitch.” Gibson added “You mess with family and my daughter’s survival, I mess with yours.”

The drama reportedly started back in September when Gibson became upset with rumors that Fast and Furious 9 could be delayed to make way for spin-off movie staring Johnson and Jason Statham. Last month, reports surfaced that the movie was green lighted and scheduled to be released on July 26th, 2019.

This appears to have upset Gibson who said in an earlier Instagram post that “I was never mad at The Rock – I was just mad that he was ‘pitched’ an idea privately and said yes to it without thinking of what I’m dealing with personally.” He added “I’m almost broke paying legal fees” and Entertainment Weekly notes the actor is fighting his ex-wife for custody of his daughter. AV Club speculates the decision to delay FF9 means Gibson won’t be getting paid as planned and this has put extra pressure on the actor.

It remains unclear if Gibson is seriously considering leaving the franchise but it should be noted he isn’t the only one who has threatened to quit. Earlier this year, Michelle Rodriguez hinted she might leave the Fast and Furious family if the next movie doesn’t “show some love to the women of the franchise.”

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Father God I see you and I finally get it…………… Life is confusing at times when you’re moving along and your “role” or “purpose” isn’t revealed to you………. Proudly I’m a Capricorn born Dec 30th 1978 Dr King was taken away from us April 4th 1968 and when I found out Dr King WALKED the streets of WATTS during the WATTS RIOTS it changed my life forever!!!!!! The King family it’s random but I just wanna thank you for love and thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for what your mother and “FATHER” selflessly did for us all……….. #VoltronStudiosHollywood coming soon……. I repeat coming soon…. Ok? Take care guys……God bless you….. ps Lee Daniels dude you’re a fellow Capricorn please listen to me don’t you EVER wear your facial hairs like that ever again Ok? And FYI I was never mad at The Rock – I was just mad that he was “pitched” an idea privately and said yes to it without thinking of what I’m dealing with personally I’m almost broke paying legal fees and is doing what we committed to doing for the #FastFans and #FastFamily cause the fast is tradition it’s not just another Movie Fast was created to COUNTER images of racism to counter that WE ARE NOT ONE RACE…… So the rock how does it feel bro?…. going home to your daughter every night…. it’s was 60 days before I seen my baby….. and all I asked you to do “privately” was NOT accept a role that would deeply effect us all……. You are simply NOT the people’s champ….. you are a selfish champ….. I’m almost broke swimming in legal fees CAA tried but couldn’t book me anything cause my ex wife killed my reputation so no one wants to hire me.. It’s not about I know I know I know right?? Says the man on the Forbes list.. Make sure you kiss your 2 daughters when you get home I wish I could but I can’t afford to fight for my baby anymore so they’re likely going to take her away……. Thanks Dewayne see you guys in 2020 and I will not delete this post cause the TRUTH of selfish people in Hollywood needs to be mentioned……………… to this day Dewayne has NOT called me back as u see me crying every 3 hours over my baby know #ShaylaRocksA post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Nov 1, 2017 at 6:55am PDT

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 – #OurChildrenMatterA post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Nov 1, 2017 at 9:46am PDT

  • Nordschleife

    Three things with that:
    1. The FF franchise should have been over when Paul passed.
    2. Even when Paul passed it still kept going and he was a major character.
    3. Tyrese no one cares if you leave.

    • fabri99

      It should have ended before it became ridiculous. And that was long before Walker’s tragic death.

      • Trackhacker

        Agreed…my opinion, should of just ended after Tokyo Drift.

        • fabri99

          Well, they could have gone on with something similar to Tokyo Drift… Like a completely different story every time, it would have been cool if they went through car culture in different parts of the world… And there it is, a new, fantastic idea for a Netflix original documentary series!

      • Nordschleife

        I stand behind this comment as well.

      • alexxx

        If it’s making money,then it’s rolling….

        • fabri99

          Yeah well, of course.

  • Christian

    I like how he goes from Racisme to fight for his daughters live?

  • salamOOn

    He is whining like a small girl.

    I wonder what would he do if he earn some “low” money like most people do.

  • brn

    Tyrese who?

    • LWOAP


  • Where Does F&F Go from Here?

    I liked the older campy style F&F. It was more fun to watch. I like Johnson in some of his movies, but in many ways he’s peaked. At least Tyrese was the first of the cast members to show respect for Paul Walker upon his death when he paid a visit to the crash site. When Walker passed, in many ways, so did F&F. Johnson and Eastwood are misfits in the series; Tyrese is part of the cast chemistry. I’d vote for Johnson to leave over Tyrese.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    Sad when an actor thinks he’s more popular than he really is. T Gibson should be happy he’s still acting… at any level! Idiot!!!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Meh, they’re just trying to get attention. Typical F&F cast drama.

    • brn

      Yep. Well publicized drama when a new version of FF is being talked about? It’s become their standard operating procedure for this franchise.

  • KSegg

    What’s the beef here? I guess Tyrese hunnnnnngry?

    • Leconte Dave

      He’s because of the spin off movie with the Rock

  • Johnny

    Perhaps he needs to find a better financial advisor. After all these F & F movies he claims he is broke then he is spending beyond his means. Should have taken a lesson from MC Hammer bankruptcy.

    • donald seymour

      I’m thinking the same thing.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Seems so. Apparently his net worth was 25mil. How does he blow that?

  • donald seymour

    First off this is fake news. This is all fabricated for attention and views.

    • R55

      Why would they be pushing for attention when neither film is out for 2/3 years? Explain that.

    • TotallyDisqusted

      I don’t think you know what fake news means.

  • dolsh

    Tyrese’s agent must be *amazing*

  • TheBelltower

    Manufactured buzz for a dying franchise.

    • R55

      Because you aren’t watching it’s dying? Why not go check the ticket sales for the last film.

      • TheBelltower

        Yes. It’s predictable and tired. It’s the Toyota Camry of movies. Good for the backers of the movie. But it’s gotten really awful.

        • Finkployd

          …and Transformers is the Honda Accord of movies

        • R55

          Every action movie is predictable. Team set out to take down bad guy, they win. Show me another action film that doesn’t follow that formula.

          Great films. Watch each one, day one.

  • Merc1

    And guess who they will let go? Hint: It won’t be the Rock.



    earn the paycheck

  • Six_Tymes

    Gibson = D-BAG, always seemed like one, this proves he is.

  • thunder bolt

    it’s time to replace Tyrese with Chris Tucker, Tucker’s one of my favorite Afro American actor.

    • nastinupe

      You know… he doesn’t have to be replaced by a black guy, he just needs to be replaced by someone who always acts like they are totally left out of what’s going on in the group. That can be a comedian. Chris Tucker probably wouldn’t fit into the group well.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Tyrese is a mediocre actor. He was only ok in the second one. His music is awful and nobody is going to miss him for leaving. As for Dwayne, he can act but I fail to understand why he would even want to stay with the franchise that’s gonna crash and burn. He deserves to being much better movies than this.

    • LWOAP

      He can actually get other gigs too. I can’t say the same for Tyrese.

    • Stephen G

      If he is a mediocre actor then it could be said he’s way too good for this franchise!


    Don’t care. I just want the franchise gone. I cared more about Ludacris than I did Tyrese Gibson back when I watched the movies.

    If you’re going to leave, there’s the door. No one is stopping you bro.

    • R55

      You don’t watch the films, and you want it gone? Just don’t watch them then, no need to ruin the fun for everyone else.

      • LWOAP

        It’s stale, it’s played out, it’s mediocre. No one is going to miss it when it’s gone. It’ll be the same for Transformers.

        • R55

          Speak for yourself mate. Not every film has to be The King’s Speech.

          • LWOAP

            It doesn’t have to be the King’s Speech. But when you just go for over the top explosions and same old nonsense, it gets boring. Transformers is a perfect example of this. The franchise isn’t bringing anything new to the table. It’s stale and each iteration has gotten more and more ridiculous as result.

  • uS’gedlemba

    Another trash article about cars…oh wait..it’s about a social media spat between people who ACT in movies that happen to have cars in them so it’s got to be worthy of a post here…how about we also a get a full length review article on the movie when it happens to come out. Where’s polyesterpoontang when you need him…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Fast Five should have been the last one.

    And leave. No one really cares.

  • Enter Ranting

    I’ve never seen one second of any of those movies. But I’m amazed that Tyrese is taking a page out of Donald Drumpf’s playbook concerning social media. Shrewd. Not desperate at all…

  • latrell acquaye

    fast and furious inst what it used to be they went from racing to jumping out of planes to stealing millions of dollars stopping terrorist the list goes on and on but we need tyreese he makes the movie what it is today

  • smartacus

    He put out that crying video
    he pays his baby momma
    13 big ones every month
    and nobody’s hiring him.
    if that is true, oh man
    more reason to just
    Go MGTOW !

    • LWOAP

      Going MGTOW won’t save him from whatever bad financial decisions he might have made. I think he just has poor money management skills or have way more financial obligations than he can afford.

      Still, though, if he does do it, good for him.

      • smartacus

        yeah it’s too late for Tyrese to go MGTOW.
        He’s in the Family Law System now.

        • LWOAP

          Welp, he’s fucked. If he was to leave F&F now, that would be the end of him.

  • hum… poor you.

  • rob

    Someone is sounding very self entitled. This is the real world, the Rock can’t help that you made poor choices, stop being a baby and do the role and collect the thing you need according to you, a paycheck. There are others dealing with your same problem Tyrese, and they aren’t whining about others trying to better themselves. You just burned a very lucrative bridge.