TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Nas' Kidnapped Concert Promoter

Still in Limbo in Angola

1/7/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nas

Nas' concert promoter who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Angola is still stuck in the country -- caught in a legal stalemate between Nas and the guy who allegedly kidnapped him .. and it's getting worse by the day.

TMZ broke the story ... Patrick Allocco -- a U.S. concert promoter who booked an Angolan New Year's Eve show starring Nas -- was kidnapped after the Angolan concert promoter sent Allocco a $300,000 advance for Nas and the rapper ended up being a no-show.

We've learned Allocco -- who was released from custody but is still prohibited from leaving the country -- sent Nas the $300k, but now the Angola promoter wants not only the $300,000 back, but an additional $50,000 in expenses.

Here's the deadlock. Nas is willing to send $300,000, but not the addition $50 grand. In addition, before Nas sends ANY money, he wants a letter from both Allocco and the Angolan concert promoter -- releasing him from any liability.

So there's a stalemate. And Allocco is stuck in a foreign land.

34 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

angrymilf#1    

Angola is gansta! Oh well!

919 days ago
17.

Chris Little    

Pat Allocco is a bottom feeding lowlife, I hope he enjoys his Angolan vacation.

919 days ago
18.

jay dee     

nas is keeping it real word up he aintgonna act like no punk lol .... nasty nas is strapped those motha f***az better got them sel*****un .. lol shoot em up queens bridges boy what !!!!!!!!!!!! they shootin ... ahhhhhhhhhhh made you look .

919 days ago
19.

Christina     

Everyone look up this word extortion, 50k is not a lot of money. THERE is more to this story

919 days ago
20.

serioPedo    

WTF? If Nas was ****in around and not fronting the money for me, he'd be 6 ft. under. Know what Im sayin?

919 days ago
21.

MCumley    

I'm not saying NAS should just send him 50k. But, only sending him 300k if he signs a letter releasing him of liability is like extortion! Hes using the guys terrible situation to escape having to pay money, I'm sure he would be ordered to if there was a trial.

918 days ago
22.

Bill Leslie    

nice job Nas covering your *****'s back - nothing says street cred by leaving a ***** out to dry in the hands of kidnappers.

918 days ago
23.

cashin    

Nas is sexy and he's one of the best. All u ppl r hating on this site bec u don't know REAL music. I'm a 80s baby believe Nas is the Ish. Nonetheless, it's more to the story - celebs cancel all the time, maybe something happened. His ex wife is crazy and was crazy - look her up. And he pays her lots of money - more than Diddy pays his children mothers.

917 days ago
24.

Dex    

what happend to all his wrap songs about going to Africa? and then he stiffs the country ..not a good look Nas

916 days ago
25.

carlos rodriguez    

nas is borke he has no money he cares about him slef

916 days ago
26.

Charles MC GOVERN    

Mr. Allocco was just charged with fraud and fleeing. This whole situation is wrong. NAS needs to step up to the plate and pay back the money that he doesn't deserve. Mr. Allocco is a very good friend of mine and he would NEVER rip anyone off.

915 days ago
27.

priszena    

As an Angolan I will advise american promoters to never make deals with that particular angolan event promotor. His name is Henrique Miguel better known as "Riquinho" He is ganster himself and he had taken advantage of many artists. he is a not trustwhorthy individual. Everybody knows that in Angola, he had serious problems with DMX and the american embassy had to intervene because he wanted to do the same to DMX who phisically fought with him. Riquinho is very dangerous, he is a liar and a scam. He is a man without moral, scruples nor integrity. Stop making business with him.

910 days ago
28.

priszena    

As an Angolan I will advise american promoters to never make deals with that particular angolan event promotor. His name is Henrique Miguel better known as "Riquinho" He is ganster himself and he had taken advantage of many artists. he is a not trustwhorthy individual. Everybody knows that in Angola, he had serious problems with DMX and the american embassy had to intervene because he wanted to do the same to DMX who phisically fought with him. Riquinho is very dangerous, he is a liar and a scam. He is a man without moral, scruples nor integrity. Stop making business with him.

910 days ago
29.

christopher davis    

man listen up all you haters drinking haterade like nas or not yall hate this man thats cool i hate almost all of these rock country classical pop dance music acts but even if this was elton john or prince or even Madonna's promoter i wouldn't go to the country and perform so they can kidnap me just like they did the dummy that went over this is common sense heres your 300k now you and the promoter can live happily ever after im not spending 50k you shouldn't of went over there

850 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web