Two years ago, Tyrese, who made his debut in the franchise as Roman Pearce in 2 Fast 2 Furious, lashed out at the spin-off following Fast & Furious 9‘s release date change from 2019 to 2020.
Now, in an Instagram post he went on to delete, Gibson shared a screengrab of a fake article headlined: ”Hobbs & Shaw has lowest Fast & Furious box office opening since Tokyo Drift.” The post is now gone but was captured by the queen of screenshots, The Shade Room:
Hobbs & Shaw did not produce blockbuster numbers in America, but it did knock The Lion King off the box office top spot around the world and has hauled in global takings of $180 million.
After deleting the initial post, the issue was still gnawing at the back of Tyrese’s brain because he soon shared another post, writing: “Just gonna sit here. Leave my glasses on. Stay quiet and act like nothing ever happened. Why? Cause nothing did happen.”
Gibson has been seething for the past two years when the main Fast and Furious franchise was put on hold due to Johnson’s plan to produce spin-off surrounding characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham).
“Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU [sic],” Tyrese wrote back in 2017.
Relations have been strained between Tyrese and The Rock ever since.
The franchise will resume in May 2020 with its ninth installment. The 10th Fast and Furious movie is scheduled to be released in 2021.