The Rock delivered a can of whoop-ass on Instagram on Monday afternoon, calling out his Fast 8 male co-stars in a post that was the biggest-ever subtweet to never actually make it to Twitter.
“My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em,” Dwayne Johnson posted. “My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.”
“Candy asses”! This is the 44-year-old’s fourth film in the franchise as Det. Luke Hobbs, and the first time he’s called out any of his co-stars on Instagram… or any other social media platform, for that matter. But who is it? Who are, to quote Johnson, the “candy asses” that got on his bad side?
The Rock does hint that he shares some scenes with these lame dudes: “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,” he wrote. So let’s investigate who the culprit might be while we await the April 14, 2017 release of Fast 8!
Suspect 1: Vin Diesel
The face of the Fast & Furious franchise? No way. The Diesel is the definition of a stand up man and true professional. Unless Johnson is angry that Vin stole his look, any muscle-hunk strife seems highly unlikely.
Potential Candy Ass Level (1-10): 2
Suspect 2: Tyrese
You’re really going to question the dude with the infectious smile, the man behind “Lately” and “Sweet Lady,” the guy starring in this photo?
Potential Candy Ass Level: 1
Suspect 3: Ludacris
Although superstar rappers are always capable of pulling chicken shit, Luda is so amiable that it’s hard to imagine him pissing off Johnson with diva behavior. After all, The Rock’s famous Fast 6 ad-lib made him do this!
Potential Candy Ass Level: 3
Suspect 4: Kurt Russell
For an actor whose first acting credit came in 1962, there are very few stories of Kurt Russell acting like an asshole on set; he recently gave the Hateful Eight cast and crew bottles of his wine when shooting wrapped. Maybe The Rock got jealous and wanted some wine for himself when Fast 8 ended? Even if that was the case, that doesn’t make Russell a candy ass.
Potential Candy Ass Level: 4
Suspect 5: Jason Statham
“He's the ultimate pro,” Statham said of The Rock in a 2015 interview. “His skill is extraordinary, and he's fun to fucking work with.” Perhaps the feeling isn’t mutual? After all, Statham has a proclivity for on-set pranks…
Potential Candy Ass Level: 7
Suspect 6: Scott Eastwood
The most obvious choice: Fast 8 is Eastwood’s first go-round in the Fast & Furious franchise, and since he’s playing a law enforcement agent, he’s sure to share some scenes with The Rock. Perhaps the new blood on set (and de facto replacement for Paul Walker) didn’t mesh too well with Johnson’s mojo.
Potential Candy Ass Level: 9
Before we find out for sure who The Rock is dissing, check out the details of Johnson’s upcoming marching band docu-series on Fuse, created with his Seven Bucks Productions company!