In a recent interview with TMZ, Pras, a member of the iconic group Fugees, confirmed his involvement in the upcoming Fugees reunion show. However, he expressed surprise at the tour’s announcement, revealing that he only learned about it through the media.
When asked about his enduring influence in the music industry, Pras modestly stated, “I guess we’re blessed,” referring to himself and his fellow Fugees members. He acknowledged the lasting impact they’ve had over the years.
The surprise came when Pras was questioned about the forthcoming tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation” album. He confessed, “I didn’t even know the tour was happening, to be honest with you. I don’t know. But I heard about it through the media. I’m going, obviously, but I just heard about it last week.”
Regarding the possibility of new music for fans eagerly awaiting fresh tunes since the 1990s, Pras remained cautiously optimistic, stating, “I’m taking it day by day.” He refrained from commenting on his ongoing legal situation.
Pras was found guilty on April 26 of 10 counts, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S., witness tampering, and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government. He potentially faces up to 20 years in prison, although a sentencing date has not yet been set. Despite his conviction, Pras maintains his innocence.
In response to allegations that Pras was an FBI informant, his publicist, Erica Dumas, strongly denied the claim, asserting that such allegations were not accurate and were, in fact, dangerous. She emphasized that if he were an informant, he would not be facing prosecution with the threat of a lengthy prison sentence.
Chuck D of Public Enemy has notably supported Pras, criticizing what he called a biased “prop-agenda machine” that seemed predisposed against the rapper from the outset. Chuck D highlighted Pras’s academic achievements and questioned the portrayal of him in the media.