El-P Is Not Cool With Kevin Hart Producing a Movie Named ‘Run the Jewels’

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Recording artists Killer Mike (L) and El-P of Run the Jewels perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Yesterday afternoon, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Kevin Hart plans to produce a new action-comedy entitled Run the Jewels. The plot, and this is no joke, will center around a “group of failed rappers who attempt to rob an eccentric hip-hop mogul.”

Run the Jewels, the acclaimed hip-hop duo, isn’t involved in the production even though the film bares their namesake. Even the supposed plot bares a rough resemblance to El-P and Killer Mike’s union: They’re not failed rappers by any means, but they’re middle-aged artists who’ve caught a second, career-defining wind.

El-P does not seem pleased, implying that legal action would be coming in a series of tweets. El-P also responded to a fan who recalled that he did tweet about wanting a Run the Jewels movie. Of course, a Kevin Hart rip wasn’t what he had in mind.

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