Meek Mill accuses Las Vegas hotel of being “racist as hell”

The rapper put the hotel on blast on Twitter after it denied him entry.

On Saturday, Meek Mill took to his Twitter to accuse the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas of racism after its staff didn’t allow him to step foot into the luxury resort.

According to TMZ, the rapper was on his way to a Mustard gig at the hotel’s Marquee Dayclub when he was told to leave the property. In a series of tweets, the rapper called the hotel “racist as hell” and claimed he was denied entry because of his skin color. He also stated that he had been to the hotel once previously for a Jay-Z event but faced no issues back then. Meek even went on to post videos of the Cosmopolitan’s security team telling him that he could be arrested for trespassing.

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“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 it’s not just me!!!!” Meek wrote.

In response to the incident, the Cosmopolitan told TMZ that it had “zero tolerance for discrimination” and claimed that Meek was denied entry because the club was full. The venue had “reached capacity per Las Vegas Fire Marshall code,” its spokesperson said. “Earlier that day, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police had been called onsite to manage a larger than usual venue crowd.”

However, a second source to the hotel now claims that Meek was blacklisted because the rapper was allegedly involved in a scuffle with its staff prior to Saturday’s incident, TMZ reported. As per the videos, Meek denied of any past incidents on the premises.

The rapper’s lawyer Joe Tacopina has rebuked both statements from the Cosmopolitan, demanding that the hotel issues an official apology to his client. “Meek Mill was never involved in a fight on their property, ever and I challenge the Cosmopolitan to produce a video of such altercation or a contemporaneous incident report,” Tacopina told TMZ. “The legal case against the Cosmopolitan just got stronger.”

This story is still developing.

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