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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.

61 COMMENTS

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1.

TipBossyB5000    

As big a nas fan I am. Nas did that guy dirty.

481 days ago
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TipBossyB5000    

He didn't show up, he should have gave the money bck

481 days ago
3.

Teresa    

This doesn't sound quite right 2 me! So 1yr later, this guy wants $$. I'm sure the police is involved n this, yes, I think "if" he didnt show, ppl should get their $$ back, but it's deff another side 2 this story!

481 days ago
4.

Amy    

I hope he wins.

481 days ago
5.

Truth    

OF ALL THE BOGUS DUMB ASS STORIES ON TMZ BY CELEB WANNABE'S, LEECHER'S, AND MOOCHER'S I BELIEVE THIS DUDE IS TELLING THE TRUTH.. THE US EMBASSY OVER THERE CONFIRMED THE STORY. NAS IS A DOUCHE BAG HERE. #TRUTH!!

481 days ago
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M.W.electric    

Sounds like this dude made a shadey back room deal with some gangstas and now he wants to enforce laws created to protect legal business ventures. Good luck getting 10 million from Nas dude. Sounds like he didn't learn sh!t the last time he tried to hustle somebody.

481 days ago
7.

john    

50 days away and he lost his business and home????? Must have been a really solid "company" before he left.

481 days ago
8.

FU TMZ    

gtfo

481 days ago
9.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Never heard of him.

481 days ago
10.

JuiceeLusi    

When Nas heard about this last year he offered to do anything to get dude out. He offered the $ back. Look it up. Now dude is trying to sue? Smfh.

481 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

The promoter set all of this up. He was just trying to get paid and when they didn't pay his ransom he figure he would sue for what he supposedly went through. Dude thinks he's smart!
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Phishie from Philly

481 days ago
12.

LISA    

Why did he pay NAS before the appearance? Why isn't he suing the Angolan promoters and their "henchmen" for the 50 day ordeal? Have the kidnappers been caught and prosecuted? Not enough info in this article!


He definitely should get the $300,000 back from NAS, but you can't hold NAS responsible for the kidnapping.

481 days ago
13.

SoWhat    

Hey dumbass, here's an idea, go after the people that kidnapped you and beat you. It's not Nas's fault they did that and he doesn't have to pay you a cent for what they did to you. Sure it was a jerk move of him to not show up and he should have to repay anything that he had already gotten paid for it but he's not responsible for anything else that happened to you.

481 days ago
14.

Ines Beag    

$20 million for $330,000 lose? If they took his home he had to been in bad shape to begin with. Out of pocket expenses period. Reform the tart laws.
P.S. Who paid the $300,000?

481 days ago
15.

Truth is    

Mo money, mo problems!!

481 days ago
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