The Rock Calls Vin Diesel “Candy Ass” While Discussing Feud

The Rock and Vin Diesel have not been on the same side recently.

Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest professional wrestling stars during his time in the WWE as The Rock. Since leaving the wrestling game, the former World Champion has become one of the highest-grossing actors on the big screen. This includes starring alongside Vin Diesel in Fast 8 but the two did not get along on set.

During filming, The Rock rook to Instagram to describe some of the cast and used his famous term “candy ass.” This is a phrase that was heard plenty of times by Johnson on the mic while mixing it up with other wrestlers. Now, he has broadened it to describe actors as well.

Recently, The Rock decided to discuss the meaning of the term and give a little more insight onto what it is like to be called that. During a profile done by Vanity Fair, Johnson spoke on the term.

“A candy ass is something you don’t want to be,” The Rock said.

“The best way that I can describe a candy ass is: Life is so much easier, I have found, when you are not full of shit…And a candy ass is completely full of shit.”

Johnson continues by saying he does not like public arguments, despite his years of scripted ones on the television screen, but stands by his notion toward Diesel.


The Rock then continued to discuss the feud and where it all comes from.

“One part of me feels like there’s no way I would dignify any of that bullshit with an answer. But here’s the truth. I’ve been around the block a lot of times. Unlike him, I did not come from the world of theater. And, you know, I came up differently and was raised differently. And I came from a completely different culture and environment. And I go into every project giving it my all. And if I feel that there’s some things that need to be squared away and handled and taken care of, then I do it. And it’s just that simple. So when I read that, just like everybody else, I laughed. I laughed hard. We all laughed. And somewhere I’m sure Fellini is laughing too.”

This is an interesting storyline to keep an eye on between two big names in Hollywood. The feud has become public recently and by comments by The Rock, it is unlikely that is ends anytime soon.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.