The conversation began when some suggested that WWE CEO and president Vince McMahon intentionally prevented Kofi Kingston from becoming a champion during SmackDown Live.
"This is a very credible storyline, as he sees Vince McMahon do everything to stop a black man who becomes a champion," a Twitter user said. Another wrote: "Have you ever heard of @TheRock?"
Then some began to wonder if Johnson considers himself one of the few blacks to win the best WWE belt.
Fortunately, Johnson came across the tweets and clarified the air.
"I'm glad I came across this and will give you some context and truth. I identify exactly what I am – both. Equally proud. Black / Samoan," Johnson tweeted.
Johnson later stated that he was "booked" as an ambiguous racist wrestler.
"And my friend, let me expand your thoughts here a little – I passed the wrestling race so it wasn't" booked this way ". Thanks guys."
While in WWE, Johnson, who has a black father and a Samoan mother, was a member of the Nation of Domination (N.O.D.), a group inspired by the Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam, according to The Sportster.