By Amy Ryan
April 06, 2006 at 05:52 PM EDT

”Human beings should not be sleeping among rats,” says Pras, who is trying it anyway this week, living on the street as a homeless panhandler. He’s filming his experiences with a hidden camera for a documentary called First Night, he tells the New York Daily News. (He doesn’t say when the long-delayed Fugees album is coming out, but at least he’s found a way to occupy his time.) Props to Pras, not just for his sociological experiment, but also for trying to turn it into a serious documentary (he wants it to play at the Toronto Film Festival this fall) instead of, say, a celebreality project on MTV. Hey, pedestrians, that homeless guy you’ve been ignoring is actually a wealthy pop star! You’ve been punk’d!

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