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Nas' Kidnapped Concert Promoter

I'M FINALLY FREE!!!

2/17/2012 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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49 days after he was kidnapped in Angola following a derailed Nas concert, a U.S. concert promoter is now free to go home ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Patrick Allocco tells us, “An order was entered today by Angolan authorities lifting the travel ban which prevented [Patrick] and his son from leaving the country for 49 days after [Nas] failed to show for a New Year's Eve concert."

According to the rep, Patrick and his son, Patrick, were immediately escorted by U.S. Embassy Officials on a flight to Lisbon. The two men are expected to arrive in Newark, NJ Saturday afternoon.

TMZ broke the story -- Allocco was kidnapped by an Angolan concert promoter last month and held by Angolan authorities, after the Angolan promoter wired Allocco $300K to secure Nas for a concert abroad ... and the rapper no-showed.

Nas paid the money back weeks ago -- but there was a lot of back and forth since ... and the ordeal dragged on.

Patrick's rep adds, "We are relieved that this nightmare is over and are looking forward to coming home to our family and friends who have supported us with their prayers and optimism during this ordeal."

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MsVurda    

What a stupid country

979 days ago
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awards    

Give that welsher to the Somali's!

979 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

So, WHY GO THERE?!?!

979 days ago
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who cares    

Keep the loser we don't want him back in the states

979 days ago
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Craig Swinson    

Some how I find the State Departments actions in this disturbing. Are they all on the take down there?

979 days ago
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msladysta    

4 mos old baby that had a stroke play piano on youtube.com.

979 days ago
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Jay W.     

Nas ... they paid 300 thousand to secure a concert with this guy? lmao

979 days ago
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Bonni    

Why is there a picture of NAS there and not the promoter and his son who went thru hell for 49 days because NAS did not show up for the concert he was paid for?

979 days ago
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asha    

If this had happened here the person who paid Nas would have spent years in the courts battling Nas and his promoter for the money. Next time you decide not to do a concert dont swindle Africans because they dont play with their money. They will keep you locked up till you pay.

979 days ago
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northern gypsy    

wow...those angolians (?) don't mess around !!!
thxs for the heads up...

979 days ago
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Truta101    

Stupid is u MsVurda, when u are a committed with some1 u must respect it, i paid the ticket to c Nas and he didn't show up??? and my money??? just because u r american doesn't mean u must disrespect the other country's people... and Riquinho did the right thing because a deal is a deal. next u know that u must not play with us(Angolan).

979 days ago
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who cares    

Keep the loser we dont want him back, besides that what they get for trying to rip someone off for 300k in another country.

979 days ago
13.

bee    

hopefully Nas and Jemiah Jai's (she still hasnt paid back the $15,000 she was paid to open for Nas) reputations will be tarnished from this forever!

979 days ago
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R.Clueless    

Jeremiah Jai didn't pay her money back, Nas did. I don't see why everyone going crazy over nas for.

979 days ago
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Tay Tay    

I'm glad the Africans thought him a lesson. This should also teach African promoters a lesson too: Stick with African entertainers! There are better entertainers in Africa without the threat of violence associated with the likes of Nas, Rick Ross, Ludacris etc.

979 days ago
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