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Nas hit with $10M lawsuit by concert promoter

A New Jersey concert promoter who had arranged for Nas to perform in Angola is suing the rapper for breach of contract, TMZ reports.

According to the suit, a local "concert impresario" in Angola took promoter Patrick Allocco and his son hostage at gunpoint in December 2011 after Nas failed to show up for a New Year's Eve concert, despite taking a $300,000 advance for the show.

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Allocco and his son were reportedly taken into custody by Angolan authorities and prohibited from leaving the country until the money was returned. They were finally released in February 2012, after being held for 50 days.

Allocco claims that he was beaten and threatened during his detainment and that he suffered psychologically, physically and financially. He filed the $10 million lawsuit against Nas on Friday in Manhattan Federal Court.

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Dec 24, 2012 5:47AM
Dec 23, 2012 12:33PM
Nas should have returned the money once he made the decision not to appear. Period. Now briefly about the racist comments....duh huh blah...who cares... you are so not worthy of any response...but please try sticking to the topic children before I send you into timeout.
Dec 23, 2012 12:20PM
sounds like a legit lawsuit to me. These thugs that think they are somebody just because they can rap (which is not even singing) and think they can just decide not to show up, not caring what it costs other people, should all be sued and never booked anywhere ever again
Dec 23, 2012 11:44AM

Most all of these comments are just RACISTS SPEWS OF HATRED.No secret to no one promoters do some real sleazy things but to judge and execute someone because of your own backward and simple way of thinking without knowing the facts just shows you are only looking for an avenue to vent your racist thoughts.Get over it OBAMA won and your kids love rap!!!!!!!














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