Pras of the iconic Hip Hop trio, The Fugees, is trying to reinvent himself and release new music in order to pay his child support.
The rapper, real name Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, is asking a judge to lower his child support payments to his ex, Angela Severiano, from $4,800 a month to $500.
In a Manhattan Family Court hearing Pras’ lawyer, Judith White, said:
My client is aware that he has to reinvent himself… so that he is able to pay money for this child and he is doing everything in his ability [to do that] such as attempting to release a new album called ‘Elon Musk.’
He hit a very hard low and is attempting to bring himself up in the best way he knows, through his art.
Right now he simply has no income.
No income, eh? Pras’ IG is saying something different…
This must be that new struggling I don’t know anything about.
Severiano’s lawyer, Robert Wallack, is not trying to hear it!
We have no idea what his income is. We have no idea what the sources of his money are because he has not provided a sworn affidavit.
How is he traveling? How did he fly to town for this appearance? How did he fly to Washington DC three times in the last two months?
How is he supporting his lifestyle? He is releasing a new album.
It’s preposterous to sit here and say, through his attorney, that he has no money and no access to money.
Now, you may recall Pras is cased up on some federal scheming and scamming.
He claims he has no access to his $100 million fortune because the feds took $75 million and his imprisoned manager disappeared with $25 million more along with all of his financial statements.
Pras told the New York Post:
I’m doing everything I can. I’m not trying to not pay child support. The best thing I can do is work on my creative. Hopefully it will be successful and then once it’s successful then everything will be back to normal.
For six years we have no problem. I paid [child support]. I am not trying to run away from my responsibilities.
Pras is currently living with his mother in Miami and says his friends are supporting him financially.Connect With Us: YouTube | Instagram | Podcast | Amazon | Newsletter | University