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It's hard out here for a Fugee

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Now everybody wants to be homeless. Pras Michel, the Grammy-winning Fugees collaborator, just spent 8 days sleeping on LA's mean streets. He was trying to live on $1 per day for a documentary about poverty, which he plans to screen at the Toronto Film Festival. Living on the streets wasn't easy, he told the New York Daily News:

"The dollar a day didn't get me much at all. You have to hustle, steal, shoplift or prostitute yourself. I chose panhandling. People gave me the worst looks. Like I was invisible and at the same time the worst person on Earth.... I went into the Standard to get some food. I showed the security guards my money but they threw me right out, because I looked homeless and my money was in change."

So the camera crew didn't tip anybody off? Or maybe that's why the Standard threw him out ... no film permit.