Meek Mill was denied access into Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel Saturday night. TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj’s ex and activist, his entourage, including two security guards pulled up to the hotel around 3:30 p.m. Pacific time to attend a DJ Mustard show when the hotel’s security told them that they would not be able to enter the premises.
When questioned as to why Meek could not enter, the security guards’ response was simply, “I don’t know why.” The security guard read him his rights and told him if he did not leave, he would be arrested for trespassing.
Meek Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina spoke to TMZ abut the incident, stating that the guard asserted that the decision “came from way higher up” than his position. He plead with Meek that it ‘was not him’ and to contact the vice president via corporate. Meek nonchalantly told him he most certainly would not be contacting anyone, that all he was going to do was go public, as a member of his entourage recorded the fiasco.
Tacopina would soon write a letter to the Cosmopolitan in which he accuses the hotel of maintaining a “list of African American recording artists who should be dined access for no other reason than their culture and skin color. TMZ, who obtained a copy of the letter, reports that Tacopina went on to threaten legal action against the hotel and casino. “Such course of conduct consitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal law, and exposes you to significant monetary damage,” writes Tacopina. “We urge you to promptly issue an apology to Mr. Williams and grant him immediate access. In the event you fail to heed this one and only warning, we intend to pursue all legal recourse against you.” According to inside sources, the only other time Meek Mill was at the Cosmopolitan Hotel was nearly 5 years ago when he and Nicki Minaj attended a Jay-Z event.
This is disconcerting that we are still, even in 2019 facing racial fallacies and injustices and it seems we are at a loss when it comes to this fight. SMDH!!!!!