Pras from the Fugees — Closet Republican???

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.