Earlier in the week I wrote about rapper Meek Mill being denied entry to the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. He claimed he hadn’t ever had any altercations at the property and that he’s only ever been there one time — “with Nicki Minaj for a Jay-Z event 5 years ago.”
The Philadelphia-born musician’s attorney sent a demand letter to the hotel which claimed “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.” They asked only for an apology and access to the property.
The hotel seemed to be leaking claims that Meek was banned from the property because of a prior fight there.
Here’s video of the African American rapper being denied access to the hotel:
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
Several commenters were skeptical of the Meek Mill’s claims. Well, the Cosmopolitan has now apologized — and acknowledged there were no past incidents which were the basis of his denial of access to the property. They don’t explain why he was banned from entering, instead only saying they won’t tolerate discrimination.
— The Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan_LV) May 31, 2019
For those who didn’t believe the original story when I covered it, it seemed important to close the loop with the hotel’s admission that they had no basis to ban the recording artist from the property and has apologized.