Pras, also originally from Haiti says,
“I endorse Michel Martell as the next president of Haiti because he is the most competent candidate for the job.”
Reportedly Wyclef Jean is counting on New York City to back him for his run. The city has one of the largest Haitian populations outside of the nation itself.
Wyclef tells the New York Daily News, “We need to be three million strong. Diaspora moving together to engage in help to get these people into a better situation.”
According to the report some Haitian-Americans aren’t buying it. Yyon Olivier, a resident from the Flatbush community in Brooklyn–a strong Haitian immigrant population said, “Wyclef is a musician. He’s not fit for the job. It’s like taking an engineer and putting him in a hospital.”
Pras’ refusal to support Wyclef– like some other Haiti-Americans shouldn’t come at a surprise. It’s no secret the two share a history of beef. In 2005, Wyclef was once quoted stating Pras was the “Milli Vanilli of hip hop.” The rapper-producer has a song called “Fake Ass Pras.” Some of the song’s lyrics include, “The fans want the Fugees back together/ The only thing they don’t want is the third member/ …Yeah, I seen your movie, son/ It made my stomach turn/ … I’mma drop you harder than Sony did.”
Seems Pras however, always opted for the high road. Commenting on Wyclef’s remarks, Pras once said, “I’m in the studio enhancing my career, and not making a pathetic attempt at destroying someone else’s.”
In 2004, the two seemed friendly when they reunited on stage with Lauryn Hill for the first time in seven years at a live taping of Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party” in Brooklyn, New York, and shortly after at the 2005 “BET Awards” as the popular show’s surprise opening act.
But does beef really end? Is Pras’ decision not to support his own cousin and longtime group-mate for president of their homeland the ultimate diss?
Is Pras being logical or hateful? You decide!