Nas Finally Addresses The January Kidnapping Of A Concert Promoter In Angola

Nas explains why he was a no-show at the concert in Angola, says he felt thrown under the bus by kidnapped promoter.

Queens rapper Nas remained relatively quiet when it came to speaking on the kidnapping of a concert promoter in Angola at the top of the year, but the rapper finally broke his silence on today’s (March 28) episode of “Rap Fix Live.”
The New Jersey promoter (Patrick Allocco) and his son were kidnapped by another promoter (Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel) involved in the event after Nas was a no-show at a New Year’s Eve gig he was scheduled to appear at.
While speaking with Sway of MTV News, Nas went on to explain that there were a number of issues with the promoters of the show. 
“He wanted me to come to Africa for New Year’s. Which to me I thought would be the best way to spend New Year’s,” said Nas. “You booked the flight, but no return flight. I didn’t have a visa. You didn’t send money til after I was supposed to jump on the plane to another country.”
Nas also added that he felt thrown under the bus by the promoter and explained that, “He was in some crazy danger in Africa so he threw me under the bus.”
Allocco and his son were eventually released once the money, $300,000 to be exact, was returned to the promoter. 
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Queens rapper Nas remained relatively quiet when it came to speaking on the kidnapping of a concert promoter in Angola at the top of the year, but the rapper finally broke his silence on today’s (March 28) episode of “Rap Fix Live.”

The New Jersey promoter (Patrick Allocco) and his son were kidnapped by another promoter (Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel) involved in the event after Nas was a no-show at a New Year’s Eve gig he was scheduled to appear at.

While speaking with Sway of MTV News, Nas went on to explain that there were a number of issues with the promoters of the show. 

“He wanted me to come to Africa for New Year’s. Which to me I thought would be the best way to spend New Year’s,” said Nas. “You booked the flight, but no return flight. I didn’t have a visa. You didn’t send money til after I was supposed to jump on the plane to another country.”

Nas also added that he felt thrown under the bus by the promoter and explained that, “He was in some crazy danger in Africa so he threw me under the bus.”

Allocco and his son were eventually released once the money, $300,000 to be exact, was returned to the promoter. 

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21 Comments

  • E

    theres a purpose behind the trolling, nobody in reality dickrides like that

  • E

    all you idiots that go back and forth with them, it's like arguing with a wall

  • E

    the trolls are the smartest ones posting on this site

  • E

    i.e. SoIcyBoi - "Wu-tang forever. Nas the goat. swag"

  • E

    Yeah, all the trolls on HipHopDX.com are using "reverse psychology", I'm not sure if you people are aware of that. What do you think the purpose of trolling on a website all day is for? The only people with that enough time are obviously associated with the site.

  • Anonymous

    No visa? Whatever. Nas needed some fast cash, but probably knew the whole thing was shady. He renigs thinking that will be it, until the promoter and son get kidnapped. Whether they were or not, makes no difference. Bottom line. Nas should be smarter than this. Not worth finding out what extortionists from another country can do if they don't get their money.

  • Africa

    Africa is a nice place to live so fuck u motherfuckers sons of dirty white america

  • Anonymous

    When did this website become a festering swamp of dumbass Illuminati conspiracy theory nonsense? If you believe anything and everything that happens, especially with rappers, is from the hidden hand of an all-powerful secret society, then you can only be an idiot. People like that also have to believe things just don't happen and there is always a father figure controlling everything because they have to believe it. Not sure if the dude below me is sarcastic but it wouldn't surprise me if a bunch of people really attributed the super secret (yet everyone knows everything about them) Illuminati. It's Angola. It's about almost a half-million dollars. Kidnappings, shady things, scams, and corruption is extremely common in these countries, especially when they know someone like Nas is a big-name entertainer they can milk for money if things go sour. Just because you read about the Illuminati on the internet and want to believe faceless devil worshipers in a smokey room somehow run the entire world, tragedies, and dealings from rap entertainers to engineering massive geopolitical conflicts and macro economics, it doesn't mean you're smart. It means you're extremely naive and HAVE to believe everything is under control by someone or something because you can't accept how the world really works.

    • Mr Flamboyant

      @ first and original Anonymous post:(Jordan shrug) @2nd Anonymous post: Point taken. And yeah...the Africa cats were to blame, not Nas. The promoter was full of shit and needed to have his ass kicked.

    • Anonymous

      There's some weirdo running amok in here trolling Illuminati. In response to a lot of what you typed, I saw this somewhere on the 'net and forgot where but it's kind of true: If you and a few of your friends can pool resources and plot to take over the block, it shouldn't be that far fetched to think that another group of friends who's resources are banks, oil wells, real estate, and food chains can do the same. Anyway, anyone in their right mind could see this Africa show was faulty promotion, and not Nas not appearing to steal money because he's broke like the majority were saying.

    • Alf Capone

      agreed. well said

  • Anonymous

    Africa is becoming some wacky place to go to. It must be the Illuminati occult bases in the southern tip that promote this crazy ass behavior. I am sorry that people are like that. I am glad Nas did not go.

    • african dave

      africa is obviousley a dangerous place and to claim it isnt shows how dumb or unintelligent you are

    • @iluvAfrica

      If you were a true Nigerian patriot you would accept that our beautiful country is corrupt as fuck and full of ignorant assholes. Yeh the rich pay millions for superstar rappers to perform at their parties. That's great. The rest of our people languish in poverty, disease and sub-standard education. We are ruled by greed, religious fundamentalism and materialism. Get an education.

    • Anonymous

      Africa is corrupted that's it, their non-democratic leaders don't give shit about the people in their country; they only fill their pockets with money

    • DudeFromTheEast

      Dude..stop it. D'banj might be signed to GOOD Music but he aint breaking no American market. But then of course there're bad people everywhere in the world and there are also bad places. I'm not sure what the dudes above are chatting about illuminati, best to quit whatever you guys are smoking on. Still tho, Nas is a living legend regardless of what happens.

    • iluvAfrica

      shut the fuck up racist fucks...africa is safe, sum parts may have their problems like everywhere else in the world. down here in nigeria we've brought almost all the hipohop stars and they had very successful shows,im talking snoop dogg,jay-z,beyonce,rihanna,rick ross and most recently bobby brown. a nigerian paid rick ross $100,000 to perform at his 10yr old son's bday party. we paid over here mehn, a nigerian artist d'banj done did a collaboration with snoopdogg, he's signed to kanye west's GOOD music and is taking the international scene by storm. u better ask somebody

    • ya

      its called africa...its never been very safe there. Thats what most rappers don't seem to understand, you're going to a place full of disease, genocide,and different underdeveloped civilizations

  • Alf Capone

    couldnt hhdx just have combined this article with the previous one? i guess they know what they are doin

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