This past Memorial Day Weekend Meek Mill accused The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas of racism after its staff denied him entry and threatened to have him arrested for trespassing.
The hotel used the following as their reasons:
“Marquee Dayclub had reached capacity per Las Vegas Fire Marshall code. Earlier that day, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police had been called onsite to manage a larger than usual venue crowd.
Cosmo goes on ... “Accordingly, when Marquee Dayclub was contacted in advance of Meek Mill’s arrival, security staff clarified that he would not be granted access because of capacity issues, in accordance with both club and resort policy. Upon his arrival, it was reiterated to Meek Mill and his team for a second time that access to the venue was not permitted.”
The Hotel says, “Meek Mill refused to depart property and was then informed that any continued attempt would result in trespassing.” As we reported, they threatened to arrest Meek if he got out of the car.
Meek's Lawyer, Joe Tacopina, also alleged that “the Cosmopolitan maintains a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than their culture and skin color.”
The entire situation was recorded and Meek posted the encounter and captioned the video with: "Cosmopolitan hotel/casino going to extreme racist levels to keep too many black entertainers and black people .... they said they gone lock me up.. I’m like for what I’ve been once to a party with jayz ..... Some of these casinos have a bunch of Tatics to keep the level of blacks down .... but love to take our money!!!! This happens to a lot of black entertainers not just me either!! I felt crazy being put out by these white men for no reason!"
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