During his federal conspiracy trial, Pras Michel admitted to something that no one knew publicly — he was a voluntary FBI agent.
Back in March, Pras opened up to Rolling Stone about facing up to 22 years in prison for his alleged involvement in a money laundering scheme and association with a foreign country attempting to influence the U.S. government.
Pras is accused of “conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions using foreign funds,” as well as witness tampering and failing to register as a foreign agent of the Chinese government.
According to prosecutors, Pras donated a total of $1.1 million to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, though the funds were actually given by by Jho Low, a Malaysian fugitive wanted for his connection to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal. Pras also contributed to Trump’s campaign through Low.
“What benefit would I get trying to break laws? It’s not worth it to me,” Pras told RS. “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.”
Now, fans of Pras and the Fugees are blasting the rapper for being an informant.
“When you consider Wyclef’s charity scams, Pras being a fed, Lauryn’s live performance grift, and John Forte’s dope dealing the Fugees camp is first team All- Infamous,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another person couldn’t contain their disappointment, writing, “As someone who grew up on the Fugees. This pras news is just wild.”
Scroll down to see some of the reactions to the news of Pras being an FBI informant.
When you consider Wyclef's charity scams, Pras being a fed, Lauryn's live performance grift, and John Forte's dope dealing the Fugees camp is first team All- Infamous.
— DBRP (@DadBodRapPod) April 24, 2023
I knew Pras was an FBI informant when I heard him say "beedee bee beedee bee beedee beebo" on a track and he never got arrested once.
— Franklin Saint-Slacktrick ?? (@Slakonbothsides) April 23, 2023
If Pras from the legendary Fugees is an FBI informant, how many more rappers are secretly in the FBI? pic.twitter.com/X9fN0zlXw4
— Dennis Dark? ? (@iamdennisdarko) April 23, 2023
pras from the fugees was a got damn fbi informant ??? pic.twitter.com/VbqzFFzaAW
— They Want Me Dead Like Pac (@KingMosesDaGod) April 23, 2023
Pras was an FBI informant, Ghetto Superstar won’t hit the same for me
— Moneybagg Jo #GBG? (@Jo_boy3oh2) April 24, 2023
As someone who grew up on the Fugees. This pras news is just wild.
— Yusuf Yuie ? Black Joy (@YusufYuie) April 22, 2023
The solo careers of the Fugees have been interesting to watch.
Lauryn created one of the most beloved albums of the 90s and R&B in general, Wyclef has had some successful songs and features, Pras is in jail for being an FBI informant.
— CaptainPuffin ????? ? (@puffin_captain) April 24, 2023
Y'all knew this?
Was Pras an FBI informant?
He worked with the feds as an informant and also acted as a celebrity in our culture Hip-Hop
— D2Smoove (@CTFU_D_215) April 24, 2023
Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of LH
Wyclef Jean: The Carnival
Pras: That one song with Mya from Bulworth where Warren Beatty thinks he’s Black and you are surprised he’s an FBI informant?
— ????? ? Tamar ? ??? (@tamars) April 24, 2023
Not Pras being the concierge of crime and FBI informant. https://t.co/xvlECqW0Du pic.twitter.com/PuUzwN0HoX
— RiverSongBlueBox?? (@PoetaChica) April 24, 2023