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Nas

Sued for $10 Million

Over Kidnapping Ordeal

12/22/2012 6:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1222_nasThe concert promoter who says he was taken hostage at gunpoint and held for ransom -- all because Nas was a no-show for a gig -- is now suing the rapper for $10 MILLION. 

As TMZ first reported, Patrick Allocco says he was kidnapped in December 2011 in Angola because Nas failed to show up for a New Year's Eve concert after taking a $300,000 pay day.

Allocco says he was held as ransom by Angolan promoters and their "henchmen" because they wanted their cash back. He was finally released in February 2012.

According to a new federal lawsuit filed Friday, Allocco wants the rapper to pay for what happened to him. Specifically, he claims he was held captive for 50 days -- during which time he says he was beaten and threatened constantly. 

Allocco is suing Nas for $10 million, claiming he suffered psychologically, physically and financially. He claims that while stuck in Angola, he was unable to do business ... and as a result lost his home and his company.

We reached out to Nas, but so far no word back.

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