Rapper Meek Mill was reportedly denied entry into The Cosmopolitan and now is seeking an apology through his legal team.
The incident happened yesterday and Meek Mill claims that resort staff threatened him arrest if he were to step on the property.
The rapper took to his Twitter to air his grievance.
“The cosmopolitan hotel …. and it’s a few other hotels that be doing this to black entertainers because they don’t want too many blacks on they property! Vegas notorious for this too its not just me!!!!” he tweeted.
After which he also tweeted: “I needs lawyers ASAP y’all not gone treat me like I’m just a rapper and expect me to be quiet”
The cosmopolitan hotel …. and it’s a few other hotels that be doing this to black entertainers because they don’t want too many blacks on they property! Vegas notorious for this too its not just me!!!! pic.twitter.com/HPySp2nh8h
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) May 25, 2019
Following the incident, Meek’s legal team has responded in a letter obtained by TMZ.
In it, they wrote: “We have learned 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.”
Meek Mill was reportedly at the resort to see DJ Mustard perform and had been there years prior to see a show with Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.
In a terse statement to the media, Cosmopolitan responded to the allegations saying: As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on legal matters. Our guests’ safety and security always remains our top priority”
This is not Meek Mill’s first trouble with being banned from places he wants to go with him only recently being denied permission to go to a Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Conference semifinals game against the Toronto Raptors.
In that case it was a judge that stood in his way as the rapper’s parole officer had signed off on the trip.
According to reports, “Meek’s probation officer signed off on the request with no issue … but when it came to getting Brinkley’s signature, she refused to approve the request.”