By Barbi Martinez
Okay, just to be clear: the phrase “run the jewels” has long been used as a slang term for “to rob someone.” At least that’s what the Urban Dictionary advises us. Still, it’s become pretty synonymous with El-P and Killer Mike’s outfit, Run The Jewels, so while it’s probably not a phrase that can be copyrighted, you wouldn’t expect someone to just come up out of the blue with a NEW Run The Jewels.
Well, unless you’re Kevin Hart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart is producing an action-comedy film Run The Jewels for Universal, written by Alex Blagg and Neel Shah and featuring “a group of failed rappers who attempt to rob an eccentric hip-hop mogul.”
El-P is not too thrilled about the idea and has floated, via Twitter, the notion that he may have to sue: