Last year, Tyrese said that he and his Fast and Furious co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson buried the proverbial hatchet and “peaced up” after their feud. Now, fans know a little bit more about their post-beef friendship.
Speaking with guest host Tiffany Haddish on the latest episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Tyrese revealed that he and Johnson have been communicating with each other regularly.
“We’ve been on the phone every other day. We reconnected in a real way. I think we’re both better men on the other side of all that stuff that went down,” Tyrese told Haddish, who has recently been chosen to play the role of Florence Griffith Joyner in a new biopic. “To be honest, I didn’t know how the phone call would happen. But it did happen and we’re about 20 phone calls in. We’re in a competition right now on who can leave the longest voice note.”
Tyrese and Johnson got into a social media spat as news of Johnson’s Fast and Furious spinoff film, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, hit the internet in November 2017. At the time, Tyrese said that he asked Johnson “privately” not to make a decision that “affected us all,” the “us all” part being a reference to the rest of the cast for the movie franchise. It was reportedly as a result of the spinoff that filming for F9, a movie that just hit theaters in the U.S, was delayed.
Elsewhere in the interview, Tyrese speaks on F9, saying that the film is the most vulnerable in the franchise to date. The movie was originally supposed to be released last summer, but had its release date pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Tyrese speak on his mended friendship with Johnson in the video below. That part comes in at the 6:45 mark, while the bits about F9 as a whole come at 5:15.