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Rapper Nas

Promoter Can't Sue Me For Kidnapping ...

It's His Own Fault!

5/4/2013 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503_nas_patrick-allocco_twitter_tmzNas is asking a judge to throw out a concert promoter's $10 million lawsuit -- saying the man has only himself to blame for being kidnapped in Angola and held nearly two months ... and besides, they settled this already.

TMZ broke the story ... Patrick Allocco alleged the rapper took $300k for a New Year's Eve concert in the African nation ... then no-showed. Allocco says Angolan promoters held him for ransom for 50 days beginning in December 2011 ... beating and threatening him at gunpoint until they got their money back.

Nas filed court docs Monday saying they settled the matter during the promoter's captivity, which included an agreement that if Nas repaid the advance -- which the rapper eventually did -- Allocco wouldn't sue.

What's more, Nas says Allocco knew what he was getting into ... he flew to Angola to be "human security" for the concert deal before the rapper even signed on.

As for why he no-showed in the first place ... Nas says the promoter breached their original contract by failing to provide enough security, fumbling their plane tickets and paying the $300K advance late.

Nas is asking the court for an outright dismissal.

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Mr.Mackey    

Wow he looks really high

507 days ago
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Asoil    

Nas is a piece of dirt. What kind of concert requires "human security"? And what kind of person goes on with his life knowing another person is in harm's way? Rappers have become the dredge of society and have proven they are all sub-human.

507 days ago
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deon    

lol he'll only pay back the advance if he signed a contract not to sue..its like nas putting a gun up to your head and tell you to sign it..no different

507 days ago
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Dan da man    

Whe does TMZ make it look like they took a picture together when its obviously a photoshopped composite!!!...

507 days ago
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Mr Wilson    

Nas seems to have all his ducks in a row. You can't get paid twice...for a failed job at that. Sorry Mr Allocco, better next next time.

507 days ago
6.

dee    

I met Nas like 3 times he's a super cool and down to Earth guy. Still hangs out in NY.

507 days ago
7.

Soda pop    

Why don't more white teenagers buy this guy music he should be as big as jay z and drake

507 days ago
8.

bigmunchies    

some rapper named crushed grapes frim harrisburg is really dope!

507 days ago
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malikj    

The true godsent ppl always go threw tha most problems...nas the man...gd luck

507 days ago
10.

yahhhh    

black people doing bad things.. never lol

507 days ago
11.

I DON'T GIVE A F    

Nas deserves nothing but props. Well... except for the whole Kelis thing.

507 days ago
12.

Brian    

What a crazy story. And why in the world would anyone agree to do a concert in such a bad country anyway?

507 days ago
13.

EasilyHard    

Will any of this erase 'Ether' from our minds?

507 days ago
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Nicoleasm    

Why would they kidnap the security person? Even though Nas was wrong to take the money and not show up, it wasn't his fault those guys kidnapped him

507 days ago
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Mr Wilson    

Nas seems to have all his ducks in a row. You can't get paid twice...for a failed job at that. Sorry Mr Allocco, better next next time.

507 days ago
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