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Pras from the Fugees

Closet Republican???

4/20/2012 7:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420_pras_videoYou wouldn't think a world famous African American rap star would vote Republican ... but most rap stars don't owe a favor to George W. Bush and Bob Dole ... like Pras from the Fugees.

Pras was outside Cafe Entourage in L.A. last night ... when we asked about his pal John Forté -- a former Fugees producer who was convicted for cocaine possession back in 2000 and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Forté caught a serious break in 2008 ... when Dubya commuted his sentence and released him from the slammer ... after some hardcore lobbying from Pras, Bob Dole and Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.

Pras tells us he was supremely grateful for all of the G.O.P. help ... so it was only natural we asked the question ... "Are you a Republican now?"

Ya gotta see Pras' answer -- it's pretty awesome.

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Ace    

What?

833 days ago
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LeeMoney    

Right or left they are ALL bull****ers! Vote Ron Paul

833 days ago
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Vanessa    

hihihi Of course he's not a republican like Michael steele the big fat loser and of course all the racist republicans rejects on this site will rather comment here but not on the real fat american gypsy wedding fight because they're family members I mean these ppl are nutjobs...the only one I can respect is dubya.!

833 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Drug dealer got out of jail early, and his sentence commuted because of connected people. Beautiful stuff.
And no TMZ, I don't "gotta" see Pras' answer. I couldn't care less about his answer.

833 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

LOL, good response.

833 days ago
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Jim    

You have to wonder how may "favors" were given to these Republicans who helped get the sentence commuted. How sad they feel this is acceptable.

833 days ago
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Jackie    

Hmm!!...So?!

833 days ago
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andy    

Well, . . . with the current chaos (and ineffectiveness) of the present administration, you would probably find a lot of Democrats claiming to be "Independent", as well.
JUST ANOTHER "SILLY" POST!!!!!!

833 days ago
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PG    

Vanessa - you are a typical, uneducated Democrap.

833 days ago
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ThirdFromTheLeft    

What was that last bit he said?

833 days ago
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ThirdFromTheLeft    

And did he say that Carly Simon helped out too?

833 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Pras is Hatian not African American.

833 days ago
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Bridget    

I was wondering how long it would take one of the right wingers take this topic as an opportunity to diss Obama.

A whole 32 minutes. You actually did A LOT better then I thought you would. I was guessing 2 minutes, but oh well.

833 days ago
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John    

Someone in TMZ needs to do their homework because they failed American history.

Just because 70% of Holloywood are Demofarts doesn't mean everyone is. Just because he is African American doesn't mean he has to be Demofarts..

Why not do a history check on Lincoln and what party he was.. how about the side that started and voted in the bill to allow Slaves to vote etc..

Only in the last 30 years have African Americans moved towards being a Democrats because they don't know their own history and listen to fail people.

833 days ago
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Eldridge Cleaver    

Hey, Harvey, just because you're literally a gay liberal doesn't mean that everyone has their head up their butt. Obama is the political equivalent of an Edsel and the Republican party has done more to help out minorities than the Dems. True story. Anyone who votes Democratic is a fahking idiot!

833 days ago
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