The Fugees rapper Pras Michel's documentary detailing his run-in with Somalian pirates in 2009 is being held captive by the film's director. According to legal docs, Pras hired Marshall Tyler in 2009 to shoot a film called "Paper Dreams" about Praswell's insane encounter with Somalian pirates, which allegedly consisted of him being captured and held. Some have tried to prove Pras' story false, but nothing official has come out yet to discredit the tale.
At this time, both parties are much more concerned with who actually owns the footage. Pras claims he put up $70,000 of his own dough to make the movie but never received any of the footage back, so naturally the musician is suing for either the footage or the movie.
A representative for Marshall stated, "Pras is trying to assert ownership on material that Marshall owns the copyright to."
A judge has not yet made a ruling concerning the case.