Allocco Suit Still A Go
Promoter Patrick Allocco plans to take Nas to court over an unusual incident in the African country of Angola – it’s just taking a little time.
Allocco’s attorney told New Jersey’s Star-Ledger the $10 million lawsuit has been delayed by scheduling conflicts. A conference call with the judge was scheduled for April 2 but both sides asked for an adjournment. A new date hasn’t been nailed down yet, the attorney said.
Allocco, of AllGood Entertainment, was hired by an Angolan promoter to recruit Nas for two Dec. 31, 2011, performances at $300,000. Nas did not arrive, claiming Allocco failed to arrange for basic necessities like a travel visa and return tickets. The rapper instead performed at a party hosted by NBA star LeBron James.
Angolan authorities held Allocco and his son in custody until the money was repaid, according to the lawsuit. At the time, when contacted by Pollstar, Allocco said he and his son were under house arrest at a hotel but the government allowed them to travel into the capital city of Luanda to get medicine for his son.
The suit claims Allocco was detained for 50 days. Nas and opening act Jeremiah Jae, who was paid $15,000, eventually returned the money but Allocco claims his life has been financially ruined.