Fast & Furious feuds: All the cast beefs explained

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From Digital Spy

We didn't see this one coming. The stars of the Fast and Furious franchise are known for being a family on and off-screen, but it looks as if that family has some serious dinner-table discussions to get out the way.

Dwayne Johnson – who plays government agent Luke Hobbs in the series – dropped one hell of a bombshell by implying he had some serious beef with at least one of his male co-stars. And that was just the first of several potential cast fallouts.

But what's going on? Here's a timeline of events so far:

1. Dwayne Johnson vs Vin Diesel

The Rock slams 'candy ass' male co-stars

In a pumped-up post on his social media accounts, Dwayne Johnson unveiled a brief clip from Fast 8, while calling out some "chicken shit" male co-stars, but didn't name names.

He wrote: "There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. Universal Studios Entertainment 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.

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"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 will finish strong."

Who is he talking about? Is it Vin Diesel?

While Dwayne didn't name anyone in his rant, all eyes turned to the franchise's lead star Vin Diesel.

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Several gossip sites including TMZ have claimed that Dwayne's supposed anger was aimed at Vin, allegedly due to his work ethic and showing up late to filming. Though, we're not sure we believe any of that, as Vin is notoriously protective and passionate about the legacy of the franchise.

Obviously take all this with a furious pinch of salt, but the two have apparently held a secret meeting, while the cast and crew have taken sides over the whole affair.

Tyrese Gibson played the whole thing down

The Rock and Vin's longtime co-star Tyrese responded to the comments on Instagram, but soon deleted his post. But thankfully it was saved by eagle-eyed fans and reposted.

Tyrese said he wasn't aware of any issues between any of his castmates, and that Dwayne is one of the most professional guys he's ever worked with.

He also ruled himself out of the 'candy ass' category by uploading a since-deleted video of Dwayne singing 'Happy Birthday' to his daughter.

"Why are you guys so impressionable? A man wouldn't be singing from his heart and soul to another mans little angel if he had a problem with her dad," he wrote.

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He continued: "Does any of us know why bro decided to jump out there with his post? No...Would one assume that IF he's going to jump out there and generalize and say 'Male Co-Stars' he would be more clear and call out names???

"Of course he should of-Let me calm you guys all the way down...I don't know WHO he has a problem and I don't have any details of WHAT those problems are-as a matter of fact if I DID know I would tell you shit!!!!"

"I think Dwayne aka DJ happens to be one of the most humble, down to earth and professional people I've ever worked with and more importantly he's my brother we have NEVER had a problem and will never have a problem...WE are good over here....As a cast we're ALL married dammit!!!"

Vin's response

Not really, nope. He's posted a couple of videos since Dwayne's rant, but he hasn't directly replied.

"So much has gone in this year," he said in one post.

"I can't believe I wrapped two back to back pictures I both starred in and produced. Now I get to return to my family, my life... To me."

Scott Eastwood hinted at potential issues before

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The newest addition to the Fast Family, Scott Eastwood, previously spoke of his surprise that certain co-stars would spend so long in their trailers. With rumours that one of The Rock's gripes with Vin is about his trailer love, could these remarks be telling?

He told Esquire: "I remember something he told me early on. I don't remember how old I was when you told me this, Dad. But you said, 'As an actor, I never went back to my trailer. I always hung out on set and learned'.

"That stuck with me. I'm on this Fast and the Furious movie right now, and everyone goes back to their trailer. I stick around and say, 'Why are you setting up the shot like this?' I want to learn."

Dwayne later defused the situation (for a bit)

Just a day and a half after making his initial comments, Dwayne made a further statement on Instagram, implying that any issues he had were either not that big a deal or had been settled.

"My FINAL WEEK of shooting #FastAndFurious," he said. "There's no greatness ever achieved alone.. it's always a team effort.

"You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company.

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"And like with any team – that's a family – there's gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs."

He added: "To me, conflict can be a good thing, when it's followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it.

"And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world."

Tyrese and Ludacris appeared to take Vin's side

While not exactly dissing The Rock in any way, both Tyrese and Ludacris posted to Instagram their support of Vin Diesel.

Ludacris simply posted a nostalgic shot of him with Vin and their F&F co-stars:

Whereas, Tyrese elaborated on his earlier post by supporting his 'brother' Vin:

The Rock thanks everyone APART from Vin after the film wrapped

Just when you thought it was over, Dwayne through some furious shade towards Vin in an Instagram post, in which he mentioned pretty much everyone apart from Diesel.