News: UPDATE: Nas Ready To Settle Angola Gunpoint Kidnapping, Concert No-Show Dispute
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 5:45PM
A day after reports hit the Internet claiming a concert promoter and his son were kidnapped following rap star Nas' absence from a performance in Angola, the hip-hop poet is reportedly ready to make reparations for the missed show.
According to reports, Nas is willing to return the compensation he received to perform on New Year's Eve.
Now, sources close to Nas tell TMZ, the rapper wants to help out, but refuses to shoulder the entirety of the blame. We're told, Nas and his team DID initially agree to perform the NYE show ... but made the decision to call it off due to a "miscommunication" about travel plans. Sources tell us, Nas never intended to keep the money, but his team is unclear about where to send the check. We're told Nas' team is currently working on a solution ... and intends to help resolve the matter ASAP. One source tells us ... "The key is getting Patrick Allocco home safely." (TMZ)
The Queens native and another act were reportedly paid over $300,000 to hit the stage last weekend.
Nas and his opening act Jemiah Jai were due to perform at a party hosted by Henrique Miguel and they were paid $315,000 for the heavily-promoted gigs, but when both stars missed their flights to Angola, and the show was scrapped, AllGood Entertainment CEO Allocco and his son were allegedly snatched at gunpoint and interrogated for nearly seven hours. (National Ledger)
As the story goes, Nas' no-show resulted in the concert promoter and his son getting kidnapped.
TMZ reveals that the 'One Mic' rapper was reportedly scheduled to perform a New Year's Eve concert yet his cancellation caused AllGood Entertainment CEO Patrick Allocco and his son to be abducted at gunpoint by hired goons, after local concert impresario Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel shelled out money for the show that was no longer occurring. Patrick Allocco and his son were detained by local authorities and interrogated for seven hours before the U.S. Embassy helped the two. According to the Embassy, Allocco and his son are "in residence" at a local hotel until the monetary issue is settled. (The Boom Box)
Although absent in Angola, the rapper was reportedly spotted partying in Miami on New Year's Eve.
Lil Wayne took center stage at Miami's LIV night club to introduce DMX, as he performed several of his classic hit singles. Plenty of rapper's were out working on New Year's eve, found throughout the club scene across America performing some of their biggest hits to massive audiences looking to party. Quite possibly the biggest even in the hip hop world on New Year's eve was at Miami's LIV night club. This spot was packed full of artists including the likes of Lil Wayne, DMX, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Nas, Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Red Cafe, Meek Mill, and Flo Rida. (This Beat Goes)
Check out some recent Nas footage down below: