Meek Mill was reportedly denied entry into the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Resort on Saturday (Might 25).
Based on TMZ, the Philly rapper arrived on the lodge at round three:30 pm native time to attend a DJ Mustard live performance. His plans went awry when lodge safety informed him he was not allowed on the premises. He was additionally knowledgeable that if he tried to enter, he can be arrested.
“Here is the deal. You are on non-public property,” a Cosmopolitan worker reportedly informed Meek. “Presently, with the knowledge that we’ve, we’re refusing to do enterprise with you. We have now the fitting to try this.”
When requested why the guard threatened him with an arrest and cause why he was banned, the worker responded, “We have now the fitting to try this.”
Video of the trade made its approach onto Instagram. Meek posted the video and accused the lodge and on line casino of “excessive racism.”
“A few of these casinos have a bunch of [tactics] to maintain the extent of blacks down … however like to take our cash!” he captioned the submit. “This occurs to lots of black entertainers not simply me […]”
TMZ spoke with Mill’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina after the incident and the ban order reportedly got here from “a well-placed particular person contained in the lodge.” He additionally believes the ban was racially motivated. Tacopina has demanded the Cosmopolitan concern an apology to Meek Mill or authorized motion shall be taken.
“We have now discovered that the Cosmopolitan maintains a listing of African American recording artists who needs to be denied entry for no different cause than than their tradition and pores and skin colour,” Tacopina stated in a letter to the institution. “Such course of conduct constitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal regulation, and exposes you to important financial damages […] we urge you to promptly concern an apology to Mr. Williams and grant him fast entry. Within the occasion you fail to heed this one and solely warning, we intend to pursue all authorized recourse in opposition to you.”
The Cosmopolitan has but to reply publicly to the incident.