Somehow, I think Tyrese is still under the very wrong impression that Instagram is going to pay him by the word. Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast & Furious spinoff that caused Tyrese’s brain to burn itself out doing donuts inside his skull pan, opened this weekend and had the lowest opening box office of any F&F movie thus far. According to Variety, it still made plenty of bank ($60 million domestically) and easily met expectations for a franchise spin off. But don’t try to tell Tyrese it wasn’t a flop because it might hurt his feelings. He’s clearly still not over his feud with The Rock and he used Hobbs & Shaw’s performance as an excuse to gloat.
According to The Shade Room, Tyrese posted, then deleted the following commentary about how The Rock tried it, but you can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without all the trimmings. I guess in his scenario The Rock is the over-inflated Butter Ball turkey, which I guess makes Tyrese the over-reduced gravy – which might explain why he’s so damn salty.
Ok, who writes a literal 500+ word comment, then ends it with #NoComment? Tyrese, that’s who! It’s classic “no shade” shade, and frankly I’m surprised Tyrese didn’t add a few “bless his heart”s while he was at it. And I love how Tyrese says, “In this day and age where everyone wants to safe and sit on their hands and not speak on real shit”, as if the integrity of the F&F family is the very fabric that holds our nation together.
If for some reason you aren’t familiar with the feud between The Rock and Tyrese, now is the time to walk away. Save the space in your brain for something more worthy like memorizing all the lyrics to Tyrese’s last solo hit, 2003’s How You Gonna Act Like That.
Basically, a couple of years ago, Tyrese was embroiled in a custody battle for his daughter, and was under a lot of mental and financial strain. So he was furiously needing a F&F check, fast! But production on the 9th (9th!) installment was postponed so The Rock could film H&S. This was unacceptable to Tyrese and he embarked on a social media tirade that lasted several months and was largely ignored by The Rock, presumably because he was busy being absurdly wealthy and unbothered (#goals). Tyrese even threatened to shoot himself in the foot and quit. But he eventually resolved his custody issues (and maybe his financial ones, though he’s lucky he tried to borrow money from the Pinkett-Smiths and not 50 Cent) and seemed to have put his grudge aside. Until now.
Who’s going to tell him his role in Fast 9 has been downgraded to dinner rolls that nobody wants to eat so they can save room for more turkey?