Imagine walking away from a movie franchise that has grossed $4 billion worldwide with more to be made? That’s what singer/actor Tyrese Gibson fled to Instagram to do, this past Wednesday.
Gibson posted a photo on Instagram of himself, Dwayne Johnson, and their costar Vin Diesel, and threatened to walk out on the next Fast and Furious movie if Johnson is in it, in what has been a wildly escalating beef.
“I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce” Gibson wrote. “You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a ‘Clown.'”
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 hasn’t been too fond about his Fast co-star because of recent business decisions and that escalated all over social media for the whole world to see.
The feud between the two bubbled over for Gibson when he caught wind that Dwayne Johnson was planning a spin-off film, Hobbes, staring himself and Jason Statham based off the Fast series that did not include Tyrese.
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neal Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
I mean, I can understand bad blood over a couple of low ball jokes, but to threaten to leave a movie franchise if another character is in it is an indication of a deep seeded issue with Tyrese that stems far beyond what The Rock has actually done.
And such is the case. Tyrese is currently going through an ugly divorce that’s unfortunately limited the amount of time he spends with his daughter.
On his Instagram he’s been posting pictures and videos, sharing bits and pieces of his story with #Shaylarocks and #ParentAlienation hashtag. So the news of a potential delay to the production of Fast 9, and, more importantly, his paycheck for Fast 9 only adds insult to injury.
Gibson even said in a post, that he’s not mad about The Rock getting a spin-off movie per se, but rather that, given his financial circumstances, a bone wouldn’t be thrown his way.
“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,” Gibson wrote alongside a pic of himself and Lee Daniels. “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.”
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 #ShaylaRocks
Matters became more seemingly dire, however, when Tyrese took to Facebook and had what could be described as an emotional breakdown, on camera.
Please guys pray for me and my wife’s strength and love…. Women of our world our QUEENS – please stand in prayer with my wife…. and our angel SHAYLA ….. #DaddyLovesYouShaylaNoMatterWhat We are Not just married we are happily married that’s when this unexpected attack happened – I’m ONLY speaking out publicly Because I’ve learned SO much I’m from the hood but have never ever been on trail I repeat EVER……. My main take away is speak TRUTH to POWER and IF you’re telling the truth you should never ever settle for what they’re offering cause we did nothing wrong…… I’m on my way back to court…. I guess this week after being away from my angel for 60 days no text, no calls, no Facetime and an empty room and bed with no kisses at night before bed me and my wife have been suffering just like I know other real and involved “fathers” have been suffering so I’m on my way and I hope and pray that the your honor in good conscious make the decision to protect our angel – NoRMA I don’t hate you I just simply and literally moved on – I’m not just married I’m HAPPILY MARRIED to Shaylas example, Yes is true I didn’t just selfishly marry I was on a mission to find my daughters example, her blueprint, her consistent point of reference for what class and sophistication and the power of education and being selfless a feminist, activist, women’s marches working inside the prison systems, children’s services that’s WHO I married proud Shayla I married a licensed social worker and she’s SO SO SO powerful and amazing and like your father she’s in LOVE with the lord Jesus Christ…….. I’m almost out of money……. but I want you to know I’m willing to liquidate and lose it all cause I’m not a Singer, I’m not an actor I’m not a man with material possessions I’m Shaylas FATHER…………………………………. Pray for us….. please men and women of God pray for us and we have been and still doing the same for you…….. “Father” a full on committedFATHER…… Fathers worldwide please I wanna share with you something I learned google Psychology #Enmeshment and watch videos – then google what’s called #ParentingAlienation This is illegal, damaging and very harming to our innocent angels and its causes lifetime effects if you don’t get in on it early……. Please don’t make this about men vs women that’s not what this is please it’s about FATHERS vs LIERS – And the lies that people are ENMESHED IN!!!!!!!! One day I will get you back…….. One day your mother needs help…. And if I lose you over this post…… I hope they ultimately decide to do what’s IN your best interest…… But no MATTER WHAT I WILL NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOU AND I WILL NEVER ATOP PRESENTING FACTS…….. Being honest in honorable and Me and your new step mother are raising an honorable little girl….. God will get you back to me I promise you…. he will…. I’m Jesus name we pray….. and yes fathers were praying for you too…. When we do right we should ALL be rewarded with our babies…….. we work HARD and put it all on the line for our babies…….. Honorable Queens and mothers of the world I just wanna send my love and Say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Tyrese Gibson on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
At what point do we stop laughing and start asking questions? Because it’s when we normalize and make light of these emotional bursts that people will become less inclined to let them out.
Maybe going to social media was not the right method but when you’re not able to see a child you love after bleeding your pockets to do just that, I can see how correctness would become a secondary priority.
Parent alienation is probably something you could never imagine unless having gone through it but you have to admit it’s not a farfetched claim. After the hearing with his ex-wife Norma Gibson last week Gibson was hospitalized with chest pains, according to TMZ.
Tyrese is clearly going through some real shit. In September his ex-wife told People that Tyrese has been diagnosed as being bi-polar, a mental health disorder. A payday as big as a Fast 9, one suddenly being pushed back, on top of being away from your daughter, understandably would trigger those symptoms.
But everyone doesn’t see what Tyrese is going through as a mental breakdown or a matter of mental health. Rather, just another rich celebrity being dramatic again.
This is why, from 2014-2015, only 9 percent of Black Americans voluntarily sought out psychological help according study conducted by National Institute of Mental Health.
It’s also why African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population.
If you have been watching this feud between Tyrese and the Rock and wondered if something is wrong with Tyrese, the answer is clearly yes!
The internet is going to internet, meaning jokes are going to fly. But you would only be fooling yourself if you did not pay attention to the stresses your psyche is continually under.
Tyrese needs a publicist and a friend to take his phone away but he also needs people to wake up and realize that no amount of money can take away the duress your mental state can be under.