Tyrese Gibson might have chops as an actor and singer, but he’s still pretty awful at the social media thing. Black Ty was seen on his Instagram page begging his Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to pick up the phone, claiming he’s ignoring his texts.
Gibson, who may or may not be preparing for a role as a jilted ex, earlier this week posted an image of The Rock and flat out saying that his texts aren’t getting answered. Apparently, Tyrese isn’t feeling the idea that a solo film featuring Johnson’s Luke Hobbs character would put a dent in the momentum of the Fast & Furious upcoming ninth installment.
“If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter,” Gibson wrote. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo,” Gibson wrote in an Instagram post that’s since been deleted.
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“I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother,” Gibson continued. “I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date bro.”
Gibson compared the release dates of “Fast” films to holidays, claiming, “You [can’t] push the release date of a holiday bro.”
In another Instagram post, Gibson went on to state that he “doesn’t do email” and posted images of him and Johnson together. While this doesn’t bode well for the franchise, which is seeing its share of troubles lately, one day everyone will get on the same page.
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