Pras Facing Arrest As Child Support Problems Spiral Out Of Control

AllHipHop Staff

Fugees frontman Pras is locked in a nasty battle with the Feds and it's causing financial issues in his personal life.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Pras has been ordered to appear in a New York court for his next child support hearing or face arrest.

The former Fugees star, real name Prakazrel Michel, is accused of owing his ex Angela Severiano at least $120,000 in unpaid child support to help care for their son, Landon.

The matter was heard in Manhattan Family Court on Monday, but Pras was a no show, leading Support Magistrate Tionnei Clarke to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.

The warrant has been stayed until the next scheduled hearing on December 20, reports the New York Post.

If the MC fails to attend on that date, he faces being taken into custody.

His representative, Darrell Johnson, claims Pras had to miss the hearing due to "a family issue".

"He wanted to be there but he couldn't be there... He will be at the next court appearance," Johnson explained. "My client is not doing any leisure trips. He had family issues. He is trying to get his life together."

The spokesman didn't elaborate on the nature of Pras' personal problem, but he also skipped a court session regarding his request to reduce his child support payments last week, when he was said to be attending a family funeral in Haiti.

At the time, Johnson dismissed Severiano's allegations suggesting Pras had been hiding his money in "shell companies" to avoid sending her the outstanding cash.

Instead, Pras says his finances had been tight ever since U.S. federal authorities seized his accounts amid accusations of campaign-finance violations linked to former President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Johnson insists the rapper, who has denied those charges, has "worked out some payment arrangements" to appease Severiano, to whom he plans to send a check before next month's hearing.