Nas failed to show for a scheduled performance in Angola, and as a result the promoter was held hostage for 50 days. Now he is suing Nas for damages incurred.
Artists have been known to bail on performances for a litany of reasons, sometimes personal, sometimes financial, sometimes because they flat out don't feel up to performing. Â In Angola, artists deciding on a whim that they will not perform does not fly. Â Nas was scheduled to perform in Angola last New Year's and did not show, and as a result the promoter for the show was kidnapped at gunpoint. Â He is now suing Nas for $10 million for failing to show, and putting his life in danger.Â
Nasir failed to show, although he was paid $300,000 for the scheduled performance. Â The promoter, Patrick Allocco, was kidnapped, and says he was held hostage for 50 days by what are described as "henchman" who wanted their money back. Â Now, nearly a year after being released, at which time he says he was beaten and psychologically tortured, Allocco is suing the NY artist for a cool $10 million, as reported by TMZ.
Further to his claim, the promoter says that while held captive in Angola he was unable to do business and as a result lost his home and business. Â He feels the blame is solely on Nas for failing to show and perform.