50 Cent was among those who distributed a report that Pras was an FBI informant, which allegedly came out during his Federal trial for accepting payments from Malaysian billionaire and scammer Jho Low to further the interests of China by influencing the US government.
“I knew this fool was a rat! I’m glad I never f*ck with this guy,” Fif Instagramed captioned an article highlighting Pras’s government work.
Now Pras is suing 50 Cent, Kyrie Irving, and Rolling Stone for defamation.
“It is and was absolutely and demonstrably false for You to publish that Michel was a ‘government informant,'” Pras’s lawyer Jonathan Noah Schwartz wrote in the letter sent to Rolling Stone. “Labeling a hip-hop artist such as Michel, the reputation of whom is dependent upon ‘street credibility’ and not being a ‘snitch,’ a ‘government informant’ most certainly tends to subject said hip-hop artist to hatred, distrust, ridicule, contempt and/or disgrace, along with injury in their trade or profession.”
Like Fif, Irving is accused of calling out Pras’s alleged snitch behavior on social media.
Pras plans to bring his defamation suit in Miami-Dade County.
Last month, the Fugee was convicted on a slew of charges that include failing to register as an agent of China, conspiracy, and witness tampering.
He is facing 20 years when he is sentenced and plans to appeal.