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At the beginning of the year, Nas was accused of bailing on a New Year’s Show in Africa, which ultimately caused an American concert promoter and his son to be kidnapped. Speaking with Sway on RapFix Live, Nas finally offered his side of the story. He started off with, “I didn’t want to touch on it because it seemed like he was in grave danger out there.”

Then he explained: “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.”

The promoter refuted those claims, telling MTV News, “Nothing could be further from the truth. Nas put us in harm’s way by not showing up and put my son and I at physical harm and at risk by his inaction to fly to Angola.”

In the meantime, you can check Nasir in his own words below:

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