Pras Roasted For Allegedly Being An FBI Informant

The Fugees rapper admitted to receiving $100 million to be an unregistered agent of China.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Pras is getting a lot of flack and jokes online after he admitted that he was an FBI informant. Moreover, the revelation relates to his criminal conspiracy case, where he stood accused of witness tampering and failing to register as an agent of China, as well. According to Rolling Stone, the Fugees MC testified in his own federal trial. During that, he admitted to several meetings with FBI agents about China potentially extraditing a dissident. "Pras is testifying in his own defense," reported Dan Friedman relayed on Twitter. "Told the judge: "After consulting with my attorneys and the universe, I decided that I will testify.”

Furthermore, this case also saw another famous person testify, but this time against Pras, and it was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. While he's not involved in this case at all, he detailed his relationships with Pras and with Malaysian businessman Jho Low. For those unaware, he's the person that the rapper allegedly conspired with to embezzle money from the Malaysian government and to secretly fund Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign. What's more is that the "Zealots" artist was apparently the middle man for many of these operations.

Pras Admits To Being An FBI Informant

Specifically, the court accused him of helping Low put pressure on White House and justice officials that tracked his fraud scheme. In addition, Pras allegedly helped advocate for the Chinese government "securing the return" of a dissident living in the U.S. that developed a relationship with former Trump advisor Steve Bannon. While denying his role as an agent of China, he clarified his involvement. "I took it upon myself to report because I thought the FBI should know," he expressed during his testimony.

After this admission circled online, with the added fact that he reportedly accepted $100 million to engage in these activities, fans reacted with shock and ridicule on social media. Pras faces 22 years in prison if convicted, and the jury deliberated the case starting Monday (April 24). Before the trial, he spoke to Rolling Stone and maintained his innocence. "What benefit would I get trying to break laws?" he told the publication. "It’s not worth it to me. I’m like a pariah now. I’ve got friends who won’t talk to me because they think there’s a satellite in orbit listening to them." Check out reactions to Pras, the FBI informant, down below and return to HNHH for the latest on the Fugees member.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.