Tyrese Gibson jumpstarts 'Fast & Furious' beef with Dwayne Johnson
Cape Town – Tyrese Gibson has reignited his one-sided beef with Dwayne Johnson.
In case you missed it in 2017 Tyrese - who plays Roman Pearce in the Fast & Furious franchise - lashed out that the release of the ninth instalment was pushed back to make way for the spinoff fronted by Dwayne and Jason Statham.
In a since deleted Instagram post, the 40-year-old actor had a lot to say about the performance of Hobbs & Shaw at the box office.
Alongside a screengrab of an article titled Hobbs & Shaw has lowest Fast & Furious box office opening since Tokyo Drift he wrote: "I have to show my respects, for one thing, he tried. Folks called me a hater and attacked me for speaking out."
He continued: "Breaking up the family clearly doesn't have the value than one would assume it does."
Tyrese went on to say that maybe Dwayne and the crew would return for Fast10 and give the real fans who have supported the franchise for 20 years what they want and that a 180 million dollar global opening for Hobbs & Shaw is not a win.
He ended the post with a jab to The Rock's wrestling career saying: "The Rock comes from wrestling and he knows all about smack talking and friendly competition. So love is love. Roman has spoken drops mic. #NoComment"
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Hobbs & Shaw which released in cinemas on Friday, 2 August is the number one film at the US box office taking the number one spot from The Lion King.
The film will be released in China on 23 August where it is expected to make a considerable gross.
With a budget of $200 million, it is well on track to make a sustainable profit.
It is important to note that only one Fast & Furious film is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Fast & Furious 7 in which Jason's character was introduced to date has made $1.51 billion. (Read more here)