UPDATE MAY 28: TMZ is now reporting that Meek Mill is planning to sue the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino for racism. Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina says he will ask for "heavy monetary damages" for "lying and humiliating Meek."
The cosmopolitan issued a statement that it was over capacity at a pool party why I was banned but told me I would be arrested just for stepping on their property even if I went to eat on the property “not at the pool party” doesn’t even make sense— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) May 28, 2019
And I don’t care about that casino I bring in millions every time my name mentioned on a Vegas casino event where I am always welcome ... but y’all not gone just treat us like shit and act like it’s normal 🤷🏾♂️ Put some respect on our race “please and thank you”— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) May 28, 2019
UPDATE MAY 27: The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino released the following statement pertaining to the situation with rapper Meek Mill from over the weekend.
“At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the safety and security of our guests is our top priority. The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment, with zero tolerance for discrimination. Under different circumstances, Meek Mill would be welcomed to the resort, but not at the compromise of his personal safety and the safety of our guests.” – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Also, The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino released the following on the background of the reported incident:
Regarding the reported incident on Saturday, May 25, 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. 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. Meek Mill refused to depart property and was then informed that any continued attempt would result in trespassing.
Trespassing can result in arrest if any individual is non-compliant as a means to keep the resort safe and secure.
Mill's lawyer also shared the following statement Monday evening following The Cosmopolitan's response:
“The assertion that the Cosmopolitan denied Meek because of capacity concerns at Marquee Dayclub is outright false. In the recorded video, Meek also inquired about getting a meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, yet their security team continued to deny Meek and said he would be arrested for trespassing regardless of location in the hotel premises. The Cosmopolitan’s conduct continues to be deplorable.”
Rapper Meek Mill is claiming that he was kicked out of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to TMZ.
Mill and 2 members of his security were supposedly stopped by security around 3:30 p.m. May 25 as they arrived.
They were told that if Mill got out of the car, he would be arrested.
They telling black rappers they are banned from properties they own without incident ... they just told me I was trespassing and I will be arrested I stepped in that hotel once at a jayz party without incident!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) May 25, 2019
When asked why, a security guard reportedly said he did not know.
Mill’s lawyer he claims that he was told that hotel-casinos are making an effort to keep rappers out of hotels.
Mill accused the Cosmopolitan in a video on social media of being racist.
Mill’s lawyer has supposedly written a demand letter saying “…we have learned 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 Cosmopolitan provided the following statement to 13 Action News:
As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on legal matters. Our guests’ safety and security always remains our top priority.
Mill is advising people on social media not to visit the hotel-casino.
If you come from our culture you should never step foot in the cosmopolitan hotel they just really racist as hell .... something really has to be done in Las Vegas what they doing to black people!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) May 25, 2019