Nas Sued For $10 Million Over Angolan Concert Kidnapping

Nas is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed Friday.

In December 2011, American concert promoter Patrick Allocco was kidnapped allegedly because Nas failed to show up for a New Year's Eve concert in Angola after getting paid.

Allocco said he was held ransom by Angolan promoters because they wanted their money back. The promoter was released in February 2012.

TMZ reports that according to a new federal lawsuit, Allocco is following up on an earlier promise and is suing Nas for $10 million, claiming that he suffered psychologically, physically, and financially over the 50 days he was held captive.

Nas spoke on the matter in March 2012, stating that he was being used as a scapegoat by the promoter, and that the concert had significant planning issues.

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77 Comments

  • LOL

    Nas ain't even worth 10 mil how in the fuck can they even sue him for that much?

  • Anonymous

    "He had albums full of good songs" Can't disagree there, but besides If I Ruled The World, most of those others weren't big commercial/club hits. That's why Jay wins cause even his soft songs get accepted.

  • Five Percenter 7

    Nas still King of NYC.

  • Five Percenter 7

    fuck jay-z! i bet this is part of jay-z's dirty tricks trying destroy nas.

  • Anonymous

    "U ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHEN WE TALKING U ACT LIKE U GOT ALL THE INFO & ANSWERS SO WE ZONE U OUT" You respond to everything I type, waterboy. It's not my fault your slow, bitter, and obviously confrontational. You hide in the background waiting for 1 or 2 other waterboys to say something, then you pop out like you're the leader of the pack. You're a loser, plain and simple, and all I'm doing is calling it like it is.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus Christ, can Nasir catch a fucking break. Unbelievable! Sue the fucking dudes who held you captive, not a rap artist from another country

  • Smh

    Jay Z as a business man > Nas as a business man. Nas as a rapper (2012) > Jay-z as a rapper (2012) You got to give Jay-Z props business wise, Nas is just a wreck when it comes to money. Oh well its a backwards world I guess.

  • BIGRIMREAPNIGGA

    Damn son...that's really all I can say. First Kelis now this,boy we all know how she wiped the fuck outta Nas's account just recently....damn son!

  • SCHWARZ

    "QUOTEMAN" U BRING NOTHING TO THE TABLE ZERO U ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHEN WE TALKING U ACT LIKE U GOT ALL THE INFO & ANSWERS SO WE ZONE U OUT BREAK UP THE CYPHER & PICK IT BACK UP WHEN U AIN'T AROUND DITCHMODE SQUAD U BLESS MANKIND WITH YOUR SILENCE THE REST OF THE YEAR GIVE BACK 2 THE COMMUNITY PAY UR TITHE FOR 9 DAYS S T F U

  • ILL LYRICS

    http://beast1333.bandcamp.com/album/the-templars-of-hip-hop-present-space-age-slaves-by-beast-1333

  • Shone Jones

    And they wonder why have of New York doesn't trust Nas' ass. Great rapper, horrible businessman.

  • Anonymous

    Ok let's face it, nas back in the day had a few good songs, but come on dude just admit that your shit ain't saying shit. I still believe jayz is a better rapper, performer and business man than nas.

  • HOVA

    Jay-Z = uncontrollable hustler's ambition, networth of 450 million, 14 Grammys, 11 number 1 albums, beautiful wife and family, countless historical verses and performances, huge influence. Nas = horrible flow, uneven discography, several failed sellout-attempts, wifed two whores, broke, pays child support for a daughter whose embarrassing him on twitter, works with Young Money after accusing them of destroying Hip Hop, stops working with his weedcarriers because he's in fear of getting destroyed on a track, goes from the africa-loving social empowerer to the violent, drug-dealing, crime-glorifying don, signed to his arch enemy to be left 4 commerical dead.

    • hmm

      Nas = best hip hop album of time with Illmatic (universally lauded), at least 3 other 'classic' genre albums (It Was Written, Stillmatic, God's Son), actual concept albums which defied the genre (Hip Hop is Dead, Untitled), one of the best unreleased catalogues in the game, some of the most celebrated guest verses in hip hop (Live at the Barbecue, Verbal Intercourse, It's Mine, Triple Beams Dreams etc), Ether made Jay-Z cry and speechless on Hot 97, considered one of the greatest disses in hip hop history, every top producer has stated openly that they would love to work with him or have immensely enjoyed working with him (9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Large Professor, Kanye West, Alchemist, RZA, Havoc, Dr Dre, Exile, etc), has released 10 solo albums and is still considered a top 5 emcee OF ALL TIME. Jay-Z = borrowed concepts and flows and lyrics from Biggie, Jaz-O, Nas, MAYBE 3 classic genre albums at a push, relies extensively on producers overall, dissed Nas on Takeover and fucked around with Nas' partner (including boasting about leaving used condoms on the baby seat of Nas' car) when Nas was caring for cancer-stricken mother who was dying at the time, lyrically degrading as the years go by. Maybe a great businessmen but in terms of rapper, Nas easily outclasses him.

    • jungle

      come on man look at jay apperance he got em dick sucking lips dat nigga only got beyonce because of his money

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^ This guy!!! LOL When did he ever accuse Young Money of killing hip hop? Also he was Nas Escobar before the "Africa-loving social empowerer" that you are speaking of. LOL This guy is pure comedy. Please let me know when you are performing at Laugh Factory so I can get front row seats.

  • wu4lyf

    Guess you faggots don't know shit about accounting or finance or law or shit. Niggas I'ma tell you that a lawsuit like this can be flattened within a few hearings, final payouts for this kinda shit tend to be 5%-20% of the initial sum. Typically records labels and tour organisers hold insurance against incidents such as this as well so hypothetically even if all this happened and Nas still had to pay $10 mil...that's what, a tiny chunk out of Nas's cash (liquid money). His assets beyond just his current bank accounts comprise of a property portfolio, a huge royalty account for his back discography, probably holds stock (funds, trusts etc), a life insurance policy, vehicles, list goes on. All he needs is a good fucking accountant to keep his shit straight in regards to the federal authorities. And I think Life is God would be album of the year if you removed Swizz's shity pop ear piss Summer on Smash and replaced it with either one of the bonus tracks, Hip Hop f. Scarface, anything f. AZ, No Such Thing as a White Jesus f. Frank Ocean or that Street Shit by Swizz that he played at the LIG listening session but saved for his own album, selfish prick.

    • wu4lyf

      I thought that Swizz kept Street Shit for his own solo album...it's listed on the wiki page of 'Haute Living' as a recorded song. The Rap-Up confirmed it.

    • Tbones

      cosignee almost all ur post wit the exception of the street shit. From the listening session and d reaction of the audience, that street shit is a certified banger. Nas deliberately left it out for watever reason. Swizz confirmed this in a Vibe interview at the espys but that it will still come out. Nas def got something up his sleeves with d track. NAS NYE???

    • BLACK

      LADIES AND GENTS, WE GOT A LAWYER IN THE HOOOOOUUSE!!!! REAL NIGGAZ SAY WORD...

  • Anonymous

    This is fucking stupid. Ok it is his fault for missing the show and should have to pay for any of the financial looses from it but the fact that they say it is his fault that some Africans decided to kidnap dude is fucking absurd. People suing people so munch is showing just how materialistic our society has become and how capitalism has divided us and made us less humane and less united. This shit needs to stop.

    • Anonymous

      dudes who use smiley faces when they type are gay as fuckkk

    • Anonymous

      yah the commis in russia, north korea, vietnam.. they are all killin it over there with no internet, civil rights or most basic freedoms we enjoy everyday :) Im thankful I live in america, that means both the good and the bad

    • ETK

      Another we are the world, yes we can, keep hope alive, don't worry about a thing ass nigga. You love comunism so much, go live in North Korea then. Tell me if you like it ;)

  • JA

    I find it so funny how all the comments about Nas are by a bunch of poor people who think they know what Nas is worth. Even Nas has to pay $10 million, he's still much richer than you.

  • Jus10

    Somebody need to close their legs, because things smell fishy.

  • Rishi

    fuck nas is worth 10mil?? the fuck

  • Anonymous

    Nas is broke and all y'all cats are rich, hmmm. Reminds me of a line in Hate Me Now...what was it again something about his house, his shoes...I forgot, someone help me here. Dumb fucks. Stick to the music.

  • Anonymous

    "Do people account for Jordan's myriad of gambling debts and family failures while assessing his greatness as a basketball player? Is Tiger Woods stature" The difference is Woods and Jordan aren't broke. To be fair though those two have had so many more ways to make money than Nas has.

    • comachonvargas

      ^^^How the fuck are you coming to the conclusion that Nas is broke? Do you think the guy is going to file suit against a judgment-proof broke dude? The existence of a $10 million suit in and of itself is proof positive that the plaintiff believes he can get paid and that Nas has it... you can't draw the distinction based on what I said earlier because you can't definitely claim that Nas is in fact BROKE. You think a guy who can pull $300K for a single show is broke? Nas could never make another album and tour for another ten years just based on the strength of his current discography. And you think Nas has only one way of making money? Dude could do commercials for soft drinks and alcohol, do promos for sporting events [remember the ESPYs], do movies, all sorts of shit. Nas prefers to stay low key and thats the end of it. You clowns are out of your mind if you think a dude who has 8 platinum albums and 20+ million sold is hurting for cash, divorce settlement or not. Stop counting the next mans money and appreciate an artist who actually brings credibility to the whole genre. The dude epitomizes what it means to be a hip hop legend AND NO THAT DOES NOT MEAN BEING ON THE FORBES LIST FAGGOTS. 'Yeah but the difference is they aren't flat broke' get the fuck out of here. Try again

  • Anonymous

    shame, nas is broke

  • Anonymous

    new single from Nas featuring Mac Miller coming soon: "$10 Million In Debt"

  • Anonymous

    THIS GUY IS FUCKING RETARDED..IT WASNT NAS WHO KIDNAPPED HIM SO WHY SHOULD HE HAVE TO PAY...IT WASNT HIS WRONG DOING BUT OF ANOTHER MAN,,,PEOPLE ARE STUPID OVER MONEY

  • DAMN MY NIGGA, PUT THAT LAWYER MONEY UP

    Now watch Nas make a better album than Life is Good. Niggas Hungry = Timeless Records

  • comachonvargas

    Lets see... Nas was paid, he didn't show up, then he gave the money back... this guy would have a breach of contract claim AT BEST and even that would be flimsy... Nas can hire any lawyer in the country to dispense this bullshit with a motion to dismiss faster than DX will declare Kendrick Lamar the rap artist of 2013... like the dude said below Nas can counterclaim defamation of character to get paid himself BUT WHAT DO I KNOW NAS IS BROKE RIGHT!!! The people deriding Nas financial situation not only have no idea what the fuck they are talking about (Nas probably makes in a month what they couldn't in ten years LOL)but they illustrate why so many Hip Hop fans are a disgrace to the genre. Do people account for Jordan's myriad of gambling debts and family failures while assessing his greatness as a basketball player? Is Tiger Woods stature as an all time great golfer forever muddied by his affairs and his divorce settlement? STICK TO THE MUSIC NOTHING ELSE YOU FUCKING MORONS. Nas should be celebrated for perhaps having the most legendary catalogue in rap history. THATS IT. NOT the IRS debts, NOT the divorces, NOT the lawsuits, NOT kelis. Its pretty fucking simple. Have you cornballs are of course Jay fans whose only response to Ether is that Hov has 450 mil and Beyonce... THAT FIGURES. Fyi... the guy's kidnapping amounts to an intervening event severing the causal link needed for an intentional infliction of emotional distress tort... this suit will be tossed out faster than I converted the BP3, BP2, Kingdom Come, and Vol. 3 discs to coasters and weed plates ONE

  • B-EZ58

    It's been downhill for Nas since he married Kelis. Ole girl must've put a voodoo curse on his ass or something.

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    Next thing you know Jay-Z is on Forbes again as the richest MC in the game. Life's a bitch, ain't it Nas???

  • Anonymous

    Nas's next album is going to be called "Brokematic".

  • ..

    Hope you guys know that this guy's case is bullshit rofl. Nas is walking away and fuck it, if I was Nas I'd sue for defamination of character.

  • wolfman

    I see a possible defense scheme...The man kidnapped and the "kidnappers" could have agreed to a plot to commit extortion through a "fake" kidnapping, as to receive compensation for missing the concert date. I'm just saying the guy could be involved in a scheme to extort NaS. This gives me the feel of a light-weight street dealer suing the main supplier for being robbed a couple grams of product and suffering distress by the mugger.

  • Anonymous

    Nas don't even have $1 Million

  • Anonymous

    The scary thing for Nas is that this is a legitimate case and he can easily be ordered to pay it.

    • GOOD JOB NIGGA

      lmao @ Un, you addressed everything. Good job, Jay would be too shook to step in Africa.

    • Un

      u fuck boy tell us why u really mad? Tell us why Jayz studied Illmatic? Tell us why u mad @ ETHER???? There was no takeover. Nas bodied the whole Rocafella crew.. Tell us why Dame and Cam shelved Jayz Oh Boy remix? Tell us why Jayz think he from Paris? Tell us why Jayz talks like Austin Powers on his albums? Tell us why Jayz lied about Nas illmatic only 1 good album in 10 yrs ( it was written, I'Am, Stillmatic, Lost Tapes, God's Son was within 10 yrs. Tell us why Jayz bit verses from Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Rakim, Slick Rick, Snoop and Cappadonna from Wu? Tell us why Jayz think he a band member from Lincoln Park, Tell us why he left Lincoln Park and went to Coldplay? Tell us why Jayz think he and Chris Martin are brothers? And tell us why Mr. Hudson made a cameo on Jayz album? Tell us why he made sunshine, Pujabi Mc, Ghetto Techno, Change Clothes? Please tell me why??????? Cause one thing for sure Nasir Olu Dara The Great will never do that bullshitttttttttttt....... Peace Dickhead!

  • Your Name

    SOMEBODY ALWAYS SUING MY NIGGA NAS SMH. FUCK NIGGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gucci

    Told you Nas is fucked up right now. #Bricksquad

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