The promoter who was famously kidnapped and taken hostage after Nas failed to perform at a New Year’s Eve 2011 concert in Angola is suing the rapper for $10 million.
According to TMZ, the promoter – Patrick Allocco – claims that he was held for ransom by Angolan promoters and their “henchmen” for 50 days, demanding they get their money back for the rapper’s no show.
The promoter charged a $300,000 fee for the concert, a fee which the Angolans demanded to be returned, and which led to Mr Allocco and his son Patrick being held for ransom. Nas eventually paid the money back, but things dragged on for quite a while before the payment was processed. The rapper cited a “miscommunication” about travel plans as the reason for not turning up to the gig.
In a new Federal lawsuit launched on Friday, Mr Allocco also claims that he was beaten and threatened constantly while he was kidnapped. He’s suing Nas for the psychological, physical and financial suffering that he has endured due to the incident, which has also resulted in Mr. Allocco losing his home and business.
Nas is yet to comment on the lawsuit.