December 23, 2012 10:00

Nas sued for $10 million over promoter kidnapping

A promoter has filed a lawsuit against the rapper for Angolan concert no-show

Nas sued for $10 million over promoter kidnapping

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Nas is being sued for $10 million (£6 million) by a concert promoter who claims the rapper is responsible for his kidnapping.

The 'Cherry Wine' rapper was due to perform in Angola on December 31 2011 but failed to show despite taking the $300,000 up-front payment for the advertised performance.

As a result of his no-show, American concert promoter Partick Allocco was reportedly kidnapped at gun point by local Angolan "concert impresario" Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel, who demanded his money back. Allocco claims he was held ransom by Miguel's crew for 50 days.

Now, according to TMZ, Allocco is suing Nas for $10 million for psychological, physical and financial damages. He claims he was beaten and threatened constantly by Miguel's "henchmen" during the 50 days he was held captive.

Also, according to the federal lawsuit filed on Friday (December 21), Allocco claims that while stuck in Angola he was unable to conduct business and as a result lost his business and his home. Nas is yet to comment on the lawsuit.

Nas returns to the UK on March 19 2013 to play a gig at London's O2 Arena. The rapper has vowed to donate £1 of every ticket sold for the concert to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in 2011 to help vulnerable people in the UK.

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