Former Fugees star Pras Michel is risking a contempt of court charge after flying to Brazil on Tuesday (10Jun14) ahead of a scheduled child support hearing.

The rapper-turned-film producer was due in court on Thursday (12Jun14) to face off against former girlfriend Angela Severiano, who is seeking a raise in her child support payments, but he was reportedly in Brazil for the World Cup.

In a post on his page on Tuesday (10Jun14), he wrote, "Flying private here we come Brazil worldcup worldcup2014.”

In 2011, the 41 year old was ordered to pay $3,000 (Gbp1,875)-a-month to Severiano, but she is now seeking $7,000 (Gbp4,375) to cover school fees and a move to a larger apartment.

According to court documents, Pras has missed several court hearings to testify about his income and Severiano's lawyer, Kenneth Sternberg, had subpoenaed Pras to appear as a witness on Thursday, according to the New York Post.