A promoter who found himself in a bad situation is determined to hold Nas accountable for it, one way or another.
Concert promoter Patrick Alloco is suing Nas for $10 million dollars for what he believes in Nas’ role in a kidnapping and TMZ has, of course, obtained the documentation. Not sure if you heard about this but the concert promoter was kidnapped in Angola after Nas did not show up for a concert on New Year’s Eve in December 2011 after he was paid $300,000. Singer Jeremih was also part of the bill and didn’t show up but the assumption is that he was only paid $15,000 for his performance. The Angolan promoter that was involved, Henrique Miguel, was allegedly very upset because he put up a lot of money for Nas’ appearance and when he didn’t show up, he allegedly sent his “henchmen” out to capture Patrick until he got his money back.
Alloco and his son were held captive for 50 days – until February 2012 – when the U.S. Embassy finally stepped in and were able able to get them released (the Angolan authorities were aware of what was going on – they, in fact, held Alloco for over seven hours for questioning).
In the lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday, Alloco said he was threatened constantly and beaten during the time he was held hostage. He also states that as a result of him being away from the states for so long and being unable to do business, he has lost his company and his home.
That is a lot of money and we already know Nas has had IRS money problems, ex-wife money problems, etc. This case seems like it’ll be interesting (if Nas doesn’t settle out of court) because the only reason Alloco was kidnapped was because Nas didn’t show up for the show. Now, who knows if he’ll actually get $10 million but you have to wonder if a judge would see things in his favor in some part.
What do you think? Should Nas be held somewhat responsible?