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Yesterday Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson called out some of his Fast 8 male co-stars on Instagram for being "candy asses." After much speculation, including from our Fast and the Furious expert, it appears we now know who he was talking about: Vin Diesel. Everyone owes Tyrese an apology.
According to TMZ, production sources said The Rock and Diesel, the heart of the Fast and the Furious franchise, met for a "secret meeting" Tuesday on set in Atlanta. The Rock reportedly didn't agree with Diesel's decision making as a producer, TMZ reported, as both are producers on the film. The meeting is said to have come about after shooting became near impossible.
In the Instagram post, The Rock didn't specifically point out what jabroni problems he was dealing with when it came to his co-stars—He just said they were unprofessional.
"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses," he wrote.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling - you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part😉. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
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The explosive comments didn't go over well with the usually tight Fast family, with some saying it was "out of line" as TMZ reported. This huge bombshell goes off a week before shooting for Fast 8 ends. Sources didn't say whether or not the two squashed the beef.
While audiences hope for reconciliation between the two juggernauts we have to think what will happen if the two don't call a truce. As you know, Fast 8 is the first film in the final Fast and Furious trilogy. Watch The Rock, Diesel, and whomever else get at each other when Fast 8 premieres April 14, 2017.