Nas Sued For $10 Million By Kidnapped Promoter

By Staff  |  12/22/2012


The concert promoter who was kidnapped in Angola a year ago, and held for ransom after Nas was a no-show for a concert, is suing the hip-hop star for $10 million.

In December 2011, Patrick Allocco and his son were kidnapped, because Nas failed to show up for a New Year's Eve concert after being paid over $300,000. He was held as ransom by angry Angolan promoters who wanted their cash back. At the time, Nas called it a "miscommunication," and said he'd do what he could to see them returned safely.

He was finally released in February 2012.

According to, Allocco filed a lawsuit on Friday (December 21) against the rapper (real name: Nasir Jones), claiming he suffered psychologically, physically and financially, due to being in captivity for 50 days, during which he was beaten and threatened constantly.

Furthermore, he claims that while being held in Angola, he was unable to conduct business, resulting in the loss of his home and company.

Nas' camp has yet to comment.