In a heated Instagram post on Wednesday, the 38-year-old actor insisted he "was never mad at The Rock," before continuing to slam his Fast & Furious co-star for pursuing his spinoff movie.
"FYI I was never mad at The Rock - I was just mad that he was 'pitched' an idea privately and said yes to it without thinking of what I’m dealing with personally," Gibson wrote alongside a pic of himself and Lee Daniels. "I’m almost broke paying legal fees and is doing what we committed to doing for the #FastFans and #FastFamily cause the fast is tradition it’s not just another Movie. Fast was created to COUNTER images of racism, to counter that WE ARE NOT ONE RACE."
"So the rock how does it feel bro?.... going home to your daughter every night," he asked. "It’s was 60 days before I seen my baby..... and all I asked you to do 'privately' was NOT accept a role that would deeply effect us all....... You are simply NOT the people’s champ..... you are a selfish champ."
Gibson continued his message, insisting that he's "almost broke swimming in legal fees" amid his contentious legal battle over his 10-year-old daughter Shayla, and claiming his agency can't book him any parts because "my ex wife killed my reputation, so no one wants to hire me."
"Make sure you kiss your 2 daughters when you get home. I wish I could but I can’t afford to fight for my baby anymore so they’re likely going to take her away,"he claimed. "Thanks Dewayne [sic] see you guys in 2020 and I will not delete this post cause the TRUTH of selfish people in Hollywood needs to be mentioned.................. to this day Dewayne has NOT called me back as u see me crying every 3 hours over my baby know #ShaylaRocks."
Gibson -- who wrote in another post that if Johnson is in Fast 9, he wouldn't be -- revealed on Instagram on Thursday that he "had a real heart to heart with one of Dewayne's associates and this will be my last post about him."
"I respect the associate who called," he said. "My story will never change. I was never DJ's Co-Star... I'm Shayla's Father first."