Report: Dwayne Johnson’s Social Media Rant Was About Vin Diesel

Published on August 10, 2016.
Photo by Snap Stills / Rex Features

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for his consistently upbeat and motivational social media posts, that is why it came as a shock when he took to Facebook and Instagram to call out “some” of his Fast 8 male co-stars.

In the rant, Johnson said that while his female co-stars are “always amazing,” he said some of his male co-stars are “candy a–es,” and there are some scenes where the anger his character Hobbs is portraying is very real. Of course, everyone wanted to just who he was calling out with stars such as Scott Eastwood, Jason Statham, Tyrese and Vin Diesel all in the film with Johnson, and now TMZ is reporting that Johnson was in fact talking about the franchise’s star, Vin Diesel.

As a result of the former wrestler’s post, the two stars held a secret meeting on the Fast 8 set on Tuesday, August 9 in order to hash things out. According to the site, the two have “butted heads” all through production partly because Diesel is not only the star, but also a producer, and has made decisions Johnson didn’t necessarily agree with. It seems that, after the post, tensions on the set were so high that it was almost impossible to shoot any scenes and since it is the last week of filming the two men decided to talk it out in their secret meeting, but it isn’t clear if they came to any resolve with their feud.

None of the cast members have commented on the rant or any on-set issues.

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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