Tyrese admits his beef with The Rock was unprofessional
It looks like Tyrese Gibson may finally be seeing the error of his ways.
This week the singer sat down for a new interview with TMZ‘s Van Lahan on Lathan’s The Red Pill podcast, and opens up about why he accused his ‘Fast & Furious’ costar of being selfish when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s spin-off movie shoot schedule pushed back the release date of ‘Furious 9.’
At the time Tyrese took several personal shots at Johnson on social media. But now he says he shouldn’t have aired out his beef with 46-year-old Johnson in public. He also maintains that while he wasn’t the only one pissed off at The Rock the way he expressed his frustrations was unprofessional.
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“I found myself being the messenger on behalf of various people associated to the franchise, but stupid me was the only one who went public about those feelings, which is my own fault,” he says. “It’s not professional, it’s not cool.”
Tyrese once again claims the psychiatric medication he was taking at the time was largely responsible for his inappropriate actions.
“I don’t really recall anything that [Johnson] either said directly or subliminally being as big a deal as the way I was going at him which was not cool,” he says. “There’s a way of going about communicating and dealing with issues. There’s issues on all movie sets and TV shows. I do regret those psych meds and letting that stuff influence me. It’s like being drunk, you gotta say exactly how you feel and you’re not in your right state of mind.”
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During a July 12th appearance Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Johnson addressed his feud with Gibson after a caller asked if they’ve spoken.
“The answer is no. No, we haven’t talked at all,” Johnson said. “That whole thing with Tyrese, it was pretty disappointing because I’d been friends with Tyrese for a very long time. I always feel like a beef requires two people to actually jump in it. It was really one-sided, and he had voiced his opinion a lot on social media and apparently he was going through some stuff too in his personal life, but no, we haven’t talked and I don’t see where we would.”
“To me, there’s no need to have a conversation,” he added.
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Tyrese Gibson Takes Responsibility For Attacking The Rock Publicly Over His "Fast & Furious" Spin-Off: "It's Not Professional, It's Not Cool" – blogged by @msJennyb (@tmz_tv) (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after #Tyrese Gibson made headlines for his social media meltdown over the custody battle with his ex-wife, Norma, the singer-turned-actor is opening up about his actions, including his public, one-sided feud with his "Fast and Furious" co-star, #TheRock. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a recent sit down with #VanLathan on "The Red Pill" podcast, Tyrese cleared the air about his issue with the professional wrestler-turned-actor. It all started when Johnson announced his "Fast and Furious" spin-off, which ultimately pushed back the release date for "Furious 9," and postponed the singer's coin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to The Rock beef, Gibson also exposed a private conversation between him and Jada Pinkett-Smith, at that time. But, according to the "Sweet Lady" singer, it all comes down to one thing: Psych Meds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”Everything about, you know, going at The Rock publicly, psych meds," he said. "Talking about Will Smith, money, my wife being pregnant, just everything. It's just f*cking bad." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I have yet to talk to The Rock, to this day, and we will have a conversation," he continued, adding that he did speak to the actor's right-hand man, but that was all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”I found myself being the messenger on behalf of various people associated to the franchise, but stupid me was the only one that went public about those feelings. Which is my own fault. It's not professional, it's not cool," Gibson continued, as he added that his attack was completely unprovoked on The Rock's part. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?