After 49 days holed up in an Angolan hotel concert promoter Patrick Allocco and his son have finally been freed. As we previously reported the two had their passports taken and were not allowed to leave the country until $315,000 that was paid to Nas and opening act Jemiah Jai was repaid to local promoter Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel for a New Year's Eve concert they failed to appear at.
In addition to the $315,000 Miguel wanted $75,000 more to be paid to him.
Nas finally paid back the $300,000 he was advanced, but Jai refused to pay back her end. It's unclear if she ever paid the money back but the Alloco's are free according to TMZ.
“An order was entered today by Angolan authorities lifting the travel ban which prevented [Patrick] and his son from leaving the country for 49 days after [Nas] failed to show for a New Year's Eve concert," Alloco's rep told TMZ on Friday (February 17).
The two were escorted by U.S. Embassy Officials on a flight to Lisbon, and are expected to arrive back home in Newark, NJ today.