Pras Denies Being an Informant in the ‘Past, Present, or Future’

The former Fugees star was found guilty of conspiracy and falsifying records.

Over the weekend, Pras Michel took a moment to clear the air regarding recent claims that he served as an unauthorized informant for the FBI. The former Fugees member was approached by a TMZ reporter who sought clarification on the reports that linked him to the extradition of the Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, and his recent conviction. These allegations have led to Pras being compared to Tekashi 6ix9ine, who has gained notoriety as a "snitch" on social media.

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However, the 50-year-old industry veteran dismissed the accusations. The songwriter said, “I can’t really talk about the verdict,” for legal reasons but noted, "I got a lot more work to get done,” before denying ever being an informant.

“Look, I was never in the past, present, or future an FBI or a CIA informant. Never ever,” he maintained. The “Fu-Gee-La” musician told the camera person, “If people want to check it out, look at the testimonies — they could see that all within the records and all the DC courts.”

According to Rolling Stone, on April 18, the rapper took the stand last month, boldly revealing that while he didn’t work on the Wengui case, he met up with agents to discuss a hostage situation in China involving himself and three Americans, reportedly  telling the judge, “I took it upon myself to report because I thought the FBI should know.”

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Pras argued that it was in no way similar to 6ix9ine. “This is not a Tekashi 6ix9ine situation, respectfully. Because he admitted he was an informant, basically,” he said. “So I was never. I never said I was. I am not now and never will be an FBI or a CIA informant.”

The producer may spend nearly two decades in prison after being found guilty on ten conspiracy charges and falsifying records, including accepting hundreds of millions of embezzled Malaysian dollars.

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