It turns out, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's online rant about his "chicken s***" male co-stars was aimed at the star of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel.

Johnson took to Facebook on Tuesday saying: "There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one...My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em.

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"My male co-workers however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't.

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"The ones that don't are too chicken s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."

According to TMZ, Johnson was referring to Diesel, with whom he had to have a "secret meeting" on the set of Fast 8 because tensions were running so high it was affecting the shoot.

Many of the other cast members were angry at the Rock for calling out his cast mate, particularly being just a week and a half before they're due to wrap filming, TMZ reports.

Their source who is "embedded in the production" says "extreme egos" have been causing problems on set, with a cast which also includes Scott Eastwood, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron and more.

Fast 8 is due to hit New Zealand cinemas in April next year.