When the whole event fell apart, Pras manned up and wrote a check for the venue ... and it bounced.
Though, honestly, not forcing patrons to listen to Pras might've been his most charitable act of all.
Finally, there's Lauryn Hill. At the tail end of the 1990s, her album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, was the biggest damn record on the planet. She followed up Miseducation with a confusing unplugged album that 45 people liked, fell off the planet for most of the 2000s, and did a three-month prison sentence for avoiding the taxman. But whatever -- she garnered enough public goodwill from Miseducation to last the next few centuries, right?
Uh, her next big music moment was in 2013, when her song "Neurotic Society" rather depressingly contained the kind of word salad typical of a Stormfront message board, what with its references to "girl men," duplicitous "drag queens," and "social transvestism," a phrase that would probably be offensive if we could figure out what it meant.
Man, she wasn't kidding about that miseducation.