Ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel wants to lower his child support payments despite social media posts showing him wearing fancy watches and standing next to a new Lamborghini, the mother of his child’s lawyer said in court Friday.
Michel — who phoned into the hearing in Manhattan Family Court — is seeking to lower his child support payments from $4,800 to $500 a month according to his ex, Angela Severiano.
Severiano’s lawyer, Robert Wallack, said the “Ghetto Superstar” singer hasn’t made any payments since November, all while he appears to be living the high life in Instagram posts.
“He’s since bought a Lamborghini that costs approximately $250,000,” Wallack said, holding up a photo of a Dec. 14 Instagram post showing Pras standing next to a blue car that’s captioned “Stuntin’ on Rodeo in the new lambo…Italian everything my friends.”
Wallack then displayed another Instagram post from Feb. 25 of Michel holding up his watch-clad wrist with the caption “#Patekkphilippe,” a watch that Wallack says costs $300,000.
“That he doesn’t have enough to pay $4,800 a month is outrageous and offensive,” Wallack argued in court.
Support Magistrate Judge Amanda Norejko said, “He should be paying the support.” But she set a hearing date for July to determine if an adjustment to his child support payments would be warranted.
Michel’s lawyer, Judith White, claimed that because Michel’s accountant was convicted and recently sent to jail, her client didn’t even know he was delinquent on the payments that go toward costs for the pair’s son, Landon.
White also claimed that Michel hasn’t worked in several years and owes the federal government $1.6 million.
Outside court White declined to confirm how much Michel is seeking to lower his monthly payments by.
When asked to respond to the Instagram photos, White said, “I don’t have any basis to know where Mr. Wallack got the information from.”
“My client’s financial advisor seems to have taken all of his money,” she added.
In November, Michel was swept up in an international corruption scandal for allegedly helping Malaysian playboy financier Jho Low funnel $73 million into four US bank accounts in a scheme to pay off DOJ officials in the hope of influencing a criminal investigation, the Department of Justice alleged in a civil case.
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