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Nas’ Concert Promoter Still Stuck In Angola, Held For $350,000 Ransom

Written by Kiel Egging on January 8, 2012

Nas‘ U.S. concert promoter remains in limbo in Angola as negotiations between the rapper and a local promoter drag on.

As reported by TMZ earlier this week, U.S. concert promoter Patrick Allocco was kidnapped after Nas and his support act Jemiah Jai failed to turn-up for a New Year’s Eve show in Angola which he had booked.

NME has reported Allocco and his son are being held at gunpoint by Angolian promoter Henrique ‘Riquinho’ Miguel after he sent Allocco a $300,000 advance for the show.

While Allocco and his son have been freed from custody by the country’s US embassy, negotiations have stalled as Miguel is demanding an extra $50,000 as compensation.

Both sources have reported that Nas is willing to repay the original $300,000 advance, but not the additional $50,000. In addition, Nas also wants a letter from both promoters releasing him from any liability before he sends any money.

Allocco’s team released a statement which said: “The hope is that Nas and Jemiah Jai will return all of the monies that were wired to them immediately so that our ransom may be paid and our safe return to the United States may be facilitated.”

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