Kevin Hart’s new movie title doesn’t have Run the Jewels all that amused.
When the rap duo, comprised of El-P and Killer Mike, got wind that the name of the comedian’s latest venture shares their group’s name, they were not happy about it.
“Excuse me while I go starve a savage pack of lawyers for 7 days,” El-P reacted to the news on Twitter.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Hart will be producing a new action-comedy film, currently titled Run the Jewels.
Not only does the name hit close to home for the rap group, but its storyline also borrows generously from contemporary hip-hop culture. As reported, the film “centers on a group of failed rappers who attempt to rob an eccentric hip-hop mogul.”
Hart has yet to respond, but something tells us this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this.
Check out El-P’s response to the forthcoming Run the Jewels movie below.
excuse me while I go starve a savage pack of lawyers for 7 days.— el-p (@therealelp) June 21, 2016
@Clarknova1 prolly lost or number. its cool we'll be calling them.— el-p (@therealelp) June 21, 2016
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