Nas’ No-Show in Angola Allegedly Sparks Kidnapping
A New Years Eve concert no-show by Nas in Angola is being blamed for the alleged kidnapping of an American concert promoter and his son.
According to TMZ, Patrick Allocco of AllGood Entertainment and his son were abducted at gunpoint because of the rapper's failure to show. A rep from AllGood stated that Nas along with opening act Jemiah Jai were paid 315k to perform two shows in Angola however, the two failed to make their appearances. Allocco's team went on to say that both Patrick and his son were snatched up by hired assailants working "for a local 'concert impresario' named Henrique 'Riquhino' Miguel" who was allegedly paid a heap sum for the NYE show.
The rep also revealed that Miguel "was PISSED and didn't want Allocco to leave the country without resolving the whole money issue ... so he sent his people to take them into custody at gunpoint." There Patrick and his son were reportedly handed over and interrogated for up to seven hours.
A U.S. Embassy personnel confirmed to TMZ that the two are "in residence" at a local hotel and are in the process of resolving the money issue with Miguel. Patrick gave this statement to his rep team: "The hope is that Nas and Jemiah Jai will return all of the monies that were wired to them immediately so that our ransom may be paid and our safe return to the United States may be facilitated."
Neither Nas nor Jemiah Jai's reps have responded to emails as of press time.—Ralph Bristout