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Nas Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Botched Angola Concert/Kidnapping

(AllHipHop News) Nas has been sued by a New Jersey concert promoter, who spent 50 days in custody in Angola, after a botched hip-hop concert that was supposed to feature the rapper.

Patrick Allocco filed the lawsuit against Nas yesterday (December 21), in Manhattan Federal Court.

Nas was supposed to perform at two New Year’s Eve shows in the nation’s capital of Luanda, but allegedly attend an event for LeBron James in Miami.

Nas had received a $300,000 advance from Allocco, who was representing AllGood Entertainment, which was fronted by a promoter in Angola named Henrique “Riquhino” Miguel, who paid $315,000 for an appearance by Nas and Jemiah Jai.

Patrick Allocco and his son Patrick Jr. were allegedly “kidnapped” at gunpoint by Riquhino and his associates and were not allowed to leave Angola, in a scenario that played out like an episode of “Locked Up Abroad.”

After the State Department intervened, Nas forked over the $300,000 advance, as did Jemiah Jai.

In late February of 2012, Patrick Allocco and his son were finally released from Angola.

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  • LoverOfHipHop

    that’s effed up. not 10 millions dollars worth but effed up still

    • TarmacJerry

      how much is 50 days of your life in captivity worth to you?

  • didnt nas pay the money back? so i dunno why they are suing him

    • BeHonestWithYourselfAtLeast

      The guy was imprisoned in Africa for 50 days. Some people don’t like that.

      • Yeah, might not have been cool.

      • So how is/was Nas responsible? I really did not get that? Other then (forgive me for being so judgmental) then the American opportunities to sue people and make a buck of it.

        I’m not saying this system is wrong. H E L L here in Swe u get 2,5 years in prison + maximum 200.000 SEK fines (translate that in USD and have a laugh) while you get LIFE (= about 15 years prison and you get out in half) for bank robbery.

        But still. It’s not cool to blame one’s bad luck, mistake or bad fortune on someone else just to get a buck. But $10 million? Did Nas snitch on him to put him in jail or somewhat?

        plzzz… If you really want to hurt someone, that’s the way to do it.

      • 2,5 years in prison + maximum 200.000 SEK for Child Abuse i ment. Which is hilarious if it was your own child…

      • ILLSTRIP ILLSTRIP

        dude paid nas 300k up front to perform in africa … however instead of doing what he was ALREADY PAID TO DO !! nas decides to go to miami and live it up with lebron …………….. HUGE MISTAKE!!!! dude deserves that 10 mill plus one good shot at Nas’s chin for that one … and this is coming from someone who is a nas fan top 3 of all time imo !! smh @ nas for this one …. lol 😉

      • So Nas owe dude 300k for taking money up front. Was it up front like hand to hand or the “regular” payment, they way they do business for shows like that? Let’s say Nas did a HUGE MISTAKE by not showing of for the performance for some reason, how is he responsible for dude going to jail? and 10 mill for that… sry but i’m just not following?…

      • Aiii… maybe i’m out of my league but Nas got payed 300k in advance for preforming at a show in Angola. Dude that payed the money “up front” got abducted by some psychos that was somehow very disturbed by this whole ordeal? If this is even close to the truth of what really happened, then Nas is responsible how?

        Bailing out of a concert, for whatever reason, can’t be too unusual, but claim the artist for $10 million… plz… sounds like booked artist’s not showing up for performance is a goldmine for promoters…

    • johnblacksad

      you think life is easy like that?

    • TarmacJerry

      it’s called “damages” Dude spent 50 days in what I’m going to assume to be hell… is he just supposed to just charge that to the game? Not to mention his reputation and credibility as a promoter is shot … That affects he ability to make money. That’s why they’re suing him

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  • @DHA_BRAINIAC1NE_IGOTBEATS

    You know this shit fake.
    If they was that mad to kidnap a mutha fucka they would have just popped the nigga right there. extortion/black mail what ever you want to call it

    • ILLSTRIP ILLSTRIP

      dead man cant get your money back 😉

  • therealest1

    A retarded N!gger like Nas and money don’t mix like oil and water or Muslims and Jews or smart people and Pollocks or white people and hard labor or wetbacks and fluent English or legitimate business conduct and Jews.

    • Southcidal

      You white boys get bold on the internet. And you know about Nas’ financial situation because??????????????

    • >>Raises 1 eyebrow like The Roc

    • E McArthur

      you forgot me!

    • YaheardSyndicate

      And after all of that talk, your girlfriend/ mom/ or sister would still rather some nice black pipe. Marinate on that.

  • johnblacksad

    Maybe not $10 million (cause i think my boy nasir don’t have it) but real talk he gotta pay up… n!gga and his son getting locked and sh!t, they must not have had a good time getting locked up in Angola… no Louisiana!

    • He tried to stiff him too!

      That’s where he fugged up.

      • ILLSTRIP ILLSTRIP

        how you gonna try to run with 300k even if i walk away winning that 10 mill suit its still onsite when i ever i would see nas …… run with 300k come on son now thats just dirty … who gets paid 300k to perform for maybe an 1hr @ most !!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ya’ heard, upfront, then tried to front?

        You know they was threatening to feed ‘ole boy & his son to their 400lb pet Hyena if they didn’t get their bread back.

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  • Jemiah Jai never paid one cent back that is false. She didn’t show at all either. Nas paid that trick kept the money and ran plus never responded.

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Why do these writers at AHH write like a thug that barely passed the 7th grade?!?!?!?!?! Forked over? Locked up broad? “Kidnapped? LOL you clowns at AHH need to stop typing just to fill in space. Get an accurate story and account of things, then write, DUMB BITCH!

    • YaheardSyndicate

      what are you mad at? your the first one to comment like AHH number one groupie. Get a life. “get an accurate story and account of things” why don’t you start your own website, that no one will go to.

      • ILLSTRIP ILLSTRIP

        i dont know about you but i gotta agree with inmadopuroz … reading
        these articles are a serious mind f**k not sometimes but all the time
        LOL 😉 … if this is what journalism has come to why even teach
        literature in school ??????

    • Rayzeone

      Stop complaining like a bitch BITCH!

    • mark whippy

      it says it played out like an episode of locked up abroad, thats the name of a TV Show

  • my dude was in miami with ross and wayne at Liv nd king of diamonds, if that case goes to court it is OVER for esco….

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  • I don’t really give a f# about Nas personal economics, relations, personal ups and downs. Other then I wish him all luck love and wishes that it works out!!!!

    Nas is a legend though and all this gossip is…. y just gossip and personal… and u better r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

    Looking forward to Nas at Berns in Stockholm Mars 2013-03-14.

    Hip hop Legend!!!!!

    ONE!

    • TarmacJerry

      IF he shows up

  • What Nas did was foul. top 3 of all time or not, he gotta get sued.

  • Rayzeone

    Nas just might of ducked a kidnapping.

    • atle fjeldstad

      The thought have crossed my mind to!

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