Pras isn't going down without a fight in his political conspiracy case -- he took the stand Tuesday to testify in his own defense.
According to sources with direct knowledge, the former Fugees rapper's attorney called him as a witness this morning. His testimony covered several topics ... such as his background, upbringing, education history and, of course, his career as a platinum-selling musician.
Pras will likely be on the stand for the rest of day and perhaps again tomorrow as he faces 22 years behind bars for allegedly accepting around $88 million from Malaysian refugee Jho Low between 2012 and 2017.
We caught up with Pras earlier this month when the trial was heating up ... but it was unclear whether he'd actually take the stand in the case.
According to Politico, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also took the stand Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like he shed much light on Pras' alleged activities.