Vin Diesel Was Target Of 'The Rock's Fast 8 Facebook Rant

Vin Diesel was allegedly the inspiration behind Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's angry Facebook post, reported TMZ. According to the site, Johnson and Diesel had a "secret meeting" on Aug. 9, 2016 to supposedly help ease conflicts that had been brewing on the set of their movie, Fast 8. TMZ claims tensions were "running so high it was almost impossible to shoot scenes." If anything was actually resolved remains unclear.

TMZ said Johnson and Diesel have "butted heads" because Diesel, a producer on the movie, has "made decisions that didn't sit well with" The Rock.

As Nicki Swift reported this week, Johnson published a shocking Facebook message on Aug. 8, 2016, that referred to some of his male co-stars as "candy asses."

"This is my final week of shooting Fast & Furious 8," Johnson wrote on Facebook, accompanied by a short video of him in character beating up a police officer. "There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. Universal Studios Entertainment has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em."

"My male co-stars however are a different story," he said. "Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway...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."

Soon after Johnson published his post, Diesel posted a video on his Facebook with co-star Michelle Rodriguez, leading some to speculate that he was the target of The Rock's rage. "The last week has been so crazy working," Diesel said in the video. "I haven't been able to post, but soon I'm going to be home with my angels and then I'll be able to post a little bit more...Always be you and stay positive out there...thank you all for being so supportive."

According to TMZ, the male stars of Fast 8 were ticked off by Johnson's Facebook message because now everyone is asking them about it. TMZ claimed co-stars Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris were not targeted in the post but that "all of the [other co-stars] were possibilities."

And speaking of Gibson, he responded to Johnson's rant in a since-deleted Instagram post obtained by E! News. "Does any of us know why bro decided to jump out there with his post? No..." Tyrese wrote. "Would one assume that IF he's going to jump out there and generalize and say 'Male Co-Stars' he would be more clear and call out names??? Of course he should of—Let me calm you guys all the way down...I don't know WHO he has a problem and I don't have any details of WHAT those problems are—as a matter of fact if I DID know I would tell you s***!!!" In the lengthy post, Gibson also said, "I think Dewayne [sic] aka DJ happens to be one of the most humble, down to earth and professional people I've ever worked with and more importantly he's my brother we have NEVER had a problem and will never have a problem...WE are good over here....As a cast we're ALL married dammit!!!"

Filming for the movie will reportedly wrap this month. The eight installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise is due in theaters April 2017.