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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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carlos23    

What happened to the $300,000 that's all I want to know.

943 days ago
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Please!!!     

LOL & What???

943 days ago
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Please!!!     

Nas ... they paid 300 thousand to secure a concert LOL Ooh Yeah! Well ....so YOU think africans like you after what you said, u must be ridiculous.....africans eat, dream, sleep, and drink their own music..... So African Americns are always looking to point the finger at someone else. Still blaming Whitey & Africans for the slave trade are we????? I don't blame Africans for looking down on African Americans right now. Hey Nas WE GOT MONEY.

943 days ago
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wetin    

do that in naija(*****ia) and you double sucka!!!!!nas,havent you heard of"bod down when you,re africa bound"?

942 days ago
20.

wetin    

do that in naija(*****ia) and you,d return double of what you were paid sucka!!!!!nas,havent you heard of"bow down when you,re africa bound"?

942 days ago
21.

Oiskar    

Stupid comments! The promoters were not kidnapped! As soon as they found out that Nas wasn't coming to Angola they tried to flee the country, but were stopped by immigration. From there they were taken to a police station, and the American Embassy promptly interveened and put them on the best 5 star hotel in the country. Nas returned the money but the other performer didn't return it. Plus the Angolan promoter was asking for $75K for securing the venue, promotion of the event and so on.

Here is the website for the hotel where they stayed for 45 days - http://www.luanda.epic.sanahotels.com/en/

He was lucky he didn't sue for lost income! As an american promoter sued the daughter of Nelson Mandela - http://goboxme.com/profiles/blogs/nelson-mandela-s-daughter-ordered-to-pay-7-5-million-over-ill

So please don't go on bashing other nations without thinking first.

942 days ago
22.

Kito    

I am not sure what you mean by kidnapping. He is crock that stole money over 400k of it. What happened to him would have happened in US as well. He was under house arrest while the Angolan justice system worked. I may say that it worked faster than the US one. :) In the US he would have stayed in jail probably.

942 days ago
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Trish    

Whoever said that Angola is a stupid country is very stupid and ignorant person. How can you support criminal behavior? Have you never heard of being under house arrest for criminal behavior? House arrest is common in America. Does that mean this is a stupid country? Dumbass.

941 days ago
24.

Yule    

This test is required

940 days ago
25.

Yule    

Stupid it is

940 days ago
26.

O_o    

wtf?! how does this happen w out repercussions?! basically, angola has made the statement: "YES! you CAN kidnap someone and hold them for ransom...and look, american's are especially easy target cuz they so RICH!" note to self: boycott all things angola. what those things might be, i haven't a clue...but, i'm ON IT!

940 days ago
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