The Fast and Furious movies are all about family, but of its two biggest stars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel, have been estranged for years with a history of beef and back and forths. Recently in an interview, The Rock addressed his feud with Vin Diesel and the day that caused a firestorm between the two, shedding some light on his side of the events that have caused him not to return to work on the main Fast movies. The pair are both massive stars with egos, and after all these years, it hasn’t fully been squashed. As a result, their co-stars are left in the middle of it. Fast and Furious star Ludacris gave an honest response when asked about Diesel and The Rock’s differences.
While speaking to US Weekly, Ludacris addressed the burning question about The Rock and Vin Diesel’s relationship and the constant tension between the two. Ludacris has been along for the Fast and Furious ride for more than a decade, and has knowledge of the situation firsthand, and gives his honest take on everything, saying:
Ludacris gives his honest opinion, and it’s really the only logical one to have. The Rock and Vin Diesel can deal with whatever problems they have with each other if they ever want to, and getting in the middle of it isn’t something Ludacris is interested in. The situation is a delicate one, and after Johnson’s recent comments, it does seem like he has accepted the feud for what it is while still throwing shade at Diesel and his behavior towards him.
Ludacris returned to the Fast franchise when The Rock’s Hobbs was introduced in Fast Five. The movie that would set the franchise on its path that would see each successive film get bigger and bigger with more and more blockbusting action. Unfortunately, beef has gotten in the way of The Rock being in the main franchise, as it doesn’t look like there is any way we see him in the final two movies of the main saga.
The Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson duo may be finished, but the best pair from the franchise is still intact in the form of Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman and Tej, who have big ideas for where Fast 10 should go. The director’s cut of Fast 9 features even more jokes from Roman and Tej and even more ridiculous action to add to the already intense set-pieces.
Ludacris has addressed rumors of Meadow Walker, the daughter of the late Paul Walker, appearing in Fast 10, and has talked about the top-secret filming for the next Fast film. Hopefully, the drama will be minimal, and fans get the final two Fast movies without any more stars beefing.