Did The Rock just shade Tyrese in this post about his new spin-off?

2017-10-10 13:59
 

Cape Town – There's been a lot of drama surrounding the new Fast and the Furious spin-off. 

The new film scheduled to be released in July 2019 stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson has voiced his strong disapproval since news broke last week.

He even called Johnson a clown and has accused the actor of breaking up the Fast family. (Read more here)

Johnson for the most part has remained silent in the face of Gibson's rant.

Now, however, Johnson passed a subtle dig at Gibson in his latest Instagram. 

Alongside a clip of himself and Statham he went on to thank his production partner Universal Studios. 

"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." (sic)

He also went on to say that he has tremendous amount of respect for the franchise and hopes to create bigger opportunities for new actors and his Fast co-stars. 

He ended the post with #CandyAssesNeedNotApply, which probably is in reference to some of the Fast 8 beef earlier this year. (Read more here)

See the full post here:

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, Neil 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

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