Pras Is Going To North Korea For A Wrestling Match
America’s issues with North Korea have not stopped former Fugees member Pras from taking a trip to the other side of the world. Despite his friendship with President Barack Obama, he will be visiting North Korea on tomorrow for a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler Antonio Inoki.
Pras is not the first US celebrity to go to North Korea in recent months. Six months ago former NBA star Dennis Rodman stirred up controversy when he visited North Korea and hung out with leader Kim Jong-un.
As for Pras, he just wants to explore. He said, “Honestly, I don’t know if Obama knows I’m going to North Korea. He’s probably going to know—and at some point the State department is going to know—but this is not a political trip, this is just a human being going there to explore something.”
His trip will be a weeklong tour of the country that kicks off with the wrestling match featuring former NFL linebacker Bob Sapp and martial arts displays from Korean and American fighters.
“I like doing adventures like this, the thing is you come out of your comfort zone, especially as a Westerner,” he said. “We take a lot of things for granted, so this is one of the things that I’d like to see for myself.”
Previously: Today In Hip-Hop: The Fugees Release ‘The Score’