Meek Mill has accused Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel of denying entry to him and maintaining a list of black rappers that staff have been instructed to deny entry to. “If you come from our culture you should never step foot in the [C]osmopolitan [H]otel they just really racist as hell,” the rapper wrote on Twitter. “Something really has to be done in Las Vegas what they doing to black people!”
“They telling black rappers they are banned from properties they own without incident,” he continued. “They just told me I was trespassing and I will be arrested.”
TMZ reports that the rapper was at the hotel attempting to see a Mustard (fka DJ Mustard) show and was barred. In addition to his tweets, Meek posted a video of his interaction with a security guard at the hotel. In the video, the guard can be heard saying “At this time, based on the information we have, we’re refusing to do business with you.” Meek responds saying “You’re not refusing to do business with me, you’re telling me I’ll be arrested if I don’t leave.” View the entire interaction below:
TMZ also obtained a letter written from Meek’s lawyer and addressed to the hotel which states:
“We have learned that the Cosmopolitan maintains a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than than their culture and skin color. Such course of conduct constitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal law, and exposes you to significant monetary damages.”
The letter also threatens to pursue legal action against the hotel if it does not apologise to Meek. In their own statement to 3 Las Vegas News, a spokesperson for the Cosmopolitan said: "As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on legal matters. Our guests’ safety and security always remains our top priority."