The Rock Has Finally Dished Some Delicious Dirt On His Beef With Vin Diesel

The Rock Vin Diesel Feud Details

The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, seems like a genuinely nice dude. Like, especially considering he’s approximately the size of my entire apartment, the bloke has some real ~gentle giant~ vibes going on. So it’s always wild to me that he could have an actual feud with someone, and obviously I want to know everything there is to know about said BEEF.

Especially since that person is fellow ridiculously-named buff person Vin Diesel, who also seems like a perfectly fine person IRL. What could they possibly fight over? Which protein powder owns? Whose biceps are bigger? Desperate to know, I consulted The Rock’s latest interview in Rolling Stone for more details, and thankfully he was in a sharing (and also salty) mood.

ICYMI, back in 2016 when shooting wrapped on the actors’ flick The Fate of the Furious, The Rock took to Insta to slam an unnamed co-star who failed to “conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals” and were “too chickenshit to do anything about it… Candyasses.” 

The Rock later confirmed he was referring to Diesel, and fans figured out that many of their scenes in the film were cut in a way that meant they wouldn’t have actually had to shoot them together at all.

He tells Rolling Stone: “That is correct… We were not in any scenes together.” The 45-year-old went on to vaguely explain how the tension between he and Diesel arose, saying:

Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realise is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.

Pretty diplomatic answer really – maybe The Rock is taking this whole political thing seriously after all?

But wait — you’re all here for the tea / shade / salt, and let me tell ya, he provided.

Upon being asked whether he’d star in another Furious sequel with Diesel again, The Rock said he’s focusing on the spin-off right now, before saying: “But I wish him all the best, and I harbour no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.”

Then he couldn’t help but add with a “sly laugh”: “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”


Look, I shouldn’t be over here giggling with glee over people fighting – can’t we all just get along and all that – but there’s something about a petty celeb feud that just tickles me, okay? Let me have this.