Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel had worked together in the popular Fast and Furious franchise. However, things didn't go well when they filmed the eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, in 2016. Ludacris was asked about the two highest-paid actors' feud, and here's what he said.
Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel's Feud Is A 'Delicate Situation'
Ludacris spoke with Us Weekly to promote his new partnership with Moose Toys. The Illinois native was asked about his Fast and Furious co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel's feud because he was aware of the tension between the two. However, he preferred to let the two handle the issue themselves.
"All I can say is that, from what I understand, I know those are two grown men," he told the outlet. "I believe The Rock has spoken on that, and I don’t want to speak for either one of them. So, I would leave it to whatever their words are and keep it that way because it’s a delicate situation."
How Did Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel's Feud Started?
In 2016, the cast of Fast and Furious did a 100-day shoot in Atlanta. Diesel reportedly arrived late, and Johnson wasn't impressed with his unprofessional behavior. Johnson aired his disappointment on Instagram.
"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," he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Johnson didn't drop any name, but many speculated he was shading Diesel. The post resulted in a heated argument between the two, forcing the studio to do damage control to continue filming. However, they couldn't get the two back together.
The Rock didn't return to the franchise in F9. He also said that he wouldn't be making a comeback in the last two installments of Fast and Furious. Johnson joined Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, and the rest of the cast of the franchise in the sixth film titled Fast & Furious 6. He was also part of Furious 7.
What Did Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel Say About The Feud Years After It Happened?
Earlier this month, Johnson spoke about the incident and expressed his regret about it. The Black Adam star admitted that he shouldn't have shared the incident with the public.
"It wasn’t my best day, sharing that," he told Vanity Fair. "I shouldn't have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don't share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls—t away from the public. They don't need to know that. That's why I say it wasn’t my best day."
Meanwhile, Diesel seemed to end his feud with Johnson in an Instagram post in 2017. He shared a photo of him with Johnson. In the picture, the two seemed to have survived a battle together. Johnson placed one arm around Diesel's shoulder while the latter placed his left arm around The Rock's body as if they were assisting each other.
"Brotherhood... and all it's complexities," Diesel wrote in the caption.
The Bloodshot went on and gave his fans a backstory about the photo. According to him, it was filmed in Puerto Rico, where the people were so warm and welcoming.
He recalled celebrating his 43rd birthday that summer and welcoming his son Vincent. He asked his fans on Facebook who among the Hollywood celebrities they would want him to work with.
One woman named Jan Kelly commented on Johnson's name. Diesel listened to her and cast Johnson as Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise.
Fans are hopeful that Johnson and Diesel will end their feud and work together in the Fast franchise as it near its culmination. It will be a treat for the viewers to see Hobbs alongside Dom Toretto again.
Fast and Furious 10 is slated for release on April 7, 2023.