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Top of the Morning: 44-Year-Old “Swiftie” Wants to Take El-P to Court, Don’t Steal Nicki Minaj’s Pen and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 10.21.14 in News

Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.

Last night on Twitter, a fight ensued between a 44-year-old Taylor Swift fan and El-P of Run the Jewels. It all started when Pitchfork reported that El-P was being rather vocal on Twitter in regards to his dislike of Swift’s new song “Welcome to New York.” (The Wondering Sound staff is sympathetic to this opinion.) Next thing El-P knew, the tried-and-true, self-proclaimed “Swiftie” was waging a war of words with him on the social platform.

Although some still assume that the man is probably a teenage girl, he claims to be a lawyer, who is married with children, and he’s prepared to take El-P to court for attacking Swift’s character.

Although some people would be a little nervous about being sued for “difamation,” it seems as if El-P is prepared to take the stand.

At the end of the day, everyone should keep in mind; these are grown-ass men. One is a 44-year-old Taylor Swift fan and the other is making a record composed of cat sounds. Hurray for maturity.

The young supermodel Cara Delevingne, she of the stately eyebrows, is looking to release an album. According to the DailyMail, its first single will be produced by Pharrell. This information bangs the question, is there anyone who hasn’t made a single with Pharrell? Also, we can only hope that this one will be better than what he’s been working on with Gwen Stefani. Or this weird, unisex perfume he’s just invented. Maybe third time will be the charm with Delevingne?

In an interview with GQ, Nicki Minaj recalled the time she was fired from a popular restaurant chain:

She did odd jobs after school: She was a customer-service rep for a while, but that didn’t go great. “I like dealing with people, but I don’t really like a lot of bullshit, so maybe customer service wasn’t the best job for me.” She was fired from a waitressing job at a Red Lobster after she followed a couple who had taken her pen into the parking lot and then flipped them the bird. I asked her if it was a special pen. “No,” she said. “It was the principle.”

She won’t drink the pickle juice. And don’t steal her motherfucking pen.

The NBA just announced that they will use Kendrick Lamar’s single “i” in several promos for the upcoming season. They did not say whether or not K.Dot happened to mention when he will actually be releasing this album, so we’re all still waiting on that information. But hey, watch the promo right here. Hopefully it’s raking in the dough for Lamar and he’ll spend in on studio time.

In other commercial news, Ringo Starr is apparently the new face of Skechers Relaxed Fit. Is it Friday yet?