Video: Nas Speaks On Concert Promoter Kidnapping In Angola
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You might remember when we wrote about an American concert promoter and his son are being held hostage due to Nas‘ failure to appear at a heavily promoted New Year’s Eve concert in Luanda, Angola. Basically, a local promoter wired around $300K to Nas’ camp, but the rapper never even made it on a plane citing “miscommunication”. The middleman American promoter and his son were then allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint and were held until Nas returned all the $300,000.
Nas denies any wrongdoing stating, "basically he was a promoter that I never worked with, and he wanted me to come to Africa for New Year's, which, for me, I thought, would be the best way to spend New Year's. The business wasn't handled. There was nothing sent to me, and there were no flights. By the time he did send money — he did eventually send money to me — but it was too late to go. I didn't even have a visa to get in the country. So that's canceled, the show's canceled."
Nas claims innocence. The promoter claims all plans were set and is looking to sue Nas for "not showing up and put[ting him and his son] at physical harm and at risk by his inaction to fly to Angola." Who you believe.