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As Variety reported yesterday, Kevin Hart is producing a new film about a group of unsuccessful rappers who try to rob a hip-hop kingpin. While the plot seems harmless enough, the action comedy is reportedly titled Run the Jewels and El-P and Killer Mike of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are far from pleased.
“excuse me while I go starve a savage pack of lawyers for 7 days,” El-P wrote on Twitter last night. When Jason DeMarco, a VP at Adult Swim who’s often credited with helping jumpstart RTJ’s career, wondered why no one had cleared the film with the band first, El-P replied, “prolly lost or number. its cool we’ll be calling them.”
Killer Mike was also asked to weigh in on the movie, which will be written by Alex Blagg (Workaholics) and Neel Shah (Powerless). He simply responded on Twitter with a frustrated “WTH.”