Ludacris weighed in on the relationship between his ‘Fast and Furious’ costars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson — exclusive interview
Keeping it in the family. Ludacris is aware of the tension between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, but he prefers to let them handle it themselves.
“All I can say is that, from what I understand, I know those are two grown men,” the Illinois native, 44, told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, October 18, while promoting his new partnership with Moose Toys. “I believe The Rock has spoken on that, and I don’t want to speak for either one of them. So, I would leave it to whatever their words are and keep it that way, because it’s a delicate situation.”
The former wrestler, 49, and the Bloodshot actor, 54, famously clashed on the set of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise. Their feud came to light in 2016 when Johnson wrote a since-deleted Instagram post about costars who couldn’t “conduct themselves as stand up men.” He didn’t mention anyone by name, but observers assumed that he was talking about Diesel, who also starred alongside him in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7.
While speaking about the situation in a recent interview, the San Andreas star admitted that he wishes he hadn’t aired his feelings so publicly.
“It wasn’t my best day, sharing that,” he told Vanity Fair earlier this month. “I shouldn’t have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls—t away from the public. They don’t need to know that. That’s why I say it wasn’t my best day.”
The Jungle Cruise star did not appear in this year’s F9, but he is set to reprise his role of Luke Hobbs in a forthcoming sequel to 2019’s Hobbs & Shaw.
Ludacris, for his part, will be back as mechanic-turned-hacker Tej in F10, but he can’t reveal any plot details because even he doesn’t know any.
“I truly wish I could divulge information, but I don’t have it,” he told Us. “I’m being honest. They don’t tell us stuff. It’s, like, two weeks before we start shooting. That’s how crazy it is.”
Given that Tej and his frenemy Roman (Tyrese Gibson) — spoiler alert —… Brinkwire short summary.