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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

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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This is about the eighth time nas has been accused of shady business. What a POS.

350 days ago

New Orleans    

Nas is in the wrong here and needs to write a check pronto. A jury would wallop him into the next century.

350 days ago


Nas needs his ass kicked!

350 days ago


Do not take people's money if you know you're not going to deliver.

350 days ago


Sounds like BS on Allocco's part. As long as Nas returned the money, he has nothing else to be accounted for.

350 days ago

Wah wah    

Who TF is NAs these days. Definitely not worth the anguish. Pay the guy, he put ur name back in the news!

350 days ago

Virtual Insanity    

This is possibly the weirdest thing I've read here in a long time. Shouldn't a concert promoter know that the venue is dangerous?

350 days ago


"ASS" is full of s##t, how would he know the security wasn't up to par unless he actually showed up there and saw for himself? Fumbling the plane tickets? How big of a problem could that be when you're receiving a $300,000 advance and paid how much for the concert? DumbNas is an inconsiderate idiot. He was probably too high from smoking Crack.

348 days ago
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