America’s national nightmare is over: The #FastFeud has ended. On Friday, Tyrese posted on Instagram that after a “heart to heart” with an associate of Dwayne Johnson—or as Tyrese continues to call him, “Dewayne”—the beef has been squashed, and Tyrese will not be leaving the Fast & Furious franchise.
Want you guys to know I️ had a real Heart to Heart with one of Dewayne’s associates and this will be my last post about him........ I️ repeat my last.... I️ respect the associate who called.. My story will never change I️ was never DJ’s Co-Star... I’m Shayla’s Father first.... Justin Lin is back in the driver seat that’s exciting cause it going to feel like the true #FastFamily all over again..... When we see Justin we see Paul.....
For those of you playing catchup—which by the way, shame on you—on Thursday, Tyrese posted on Instagram that he would quit the franchise if Johnson appeared in the ninth Fast & Furious film. “You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours,” he wrote in a caption, along with the objectively great hashtag #CandyAssBitchMade.
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 - #OurChildrenMatter
Tyrese then posted another photo on Instagram, clearly cropping Johnson out of a picture of him and Paul Walker, with the hashtag #CandyAssIsWearingBlack.
To try to break down the entire feud between Tyrese, Johnson, and the rest of the Fast & Furious cast would be a daunting and arduous process—imagine trying to explain astrophysics to Kyrie Irving. But basically, Tyrese’s posts on Thursday were the latest in a long line of negative posts, which began because Tyrese was upset that Johnson agreed to do a Fast spinoff movie featuring his character, Agent Hobbs, and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, which in turn pushed back the release of the ninth Fast & Furious film by a year to 2020.
It does seem, however, that the return of director Justin Lin is going to save this franchise before the wheels totally come off. As Tyrese wrote in his latest #FastPost, “Justin Lin is back in the driver seat that’s exciting cause it going to feel like the true #FastFamily all over again.” Praise be to the God of Nitrous and Corona.
Perhaps now all of the passive-aggressive internet feuding between Tyrese and Johnson will cease, and the two will go back to playfully making fun of each other’s big-ass foreheads.