Rapper Meek Mill was threatened with arrest as he arrived at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday. A passenger accompanying him in his vehicle took video as security confronted the recording artist.
“If you do not leave this property immediately, you will be subject to arrest,” the man tells Mill.
…”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!!!!” wrote Mill on Twitter.
He claims he hasn’t had any altercations at the property in the past, 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 has had his attorney send a demand letter to the hotel which claims “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’re merely asking for an apology and access to the property.
Here’s video from the incident:
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
The hotel had not provided a response to either TMZ or the local Fox affiliate covering the story.
If this is true it’s monumentally stupid on the hotel’s part. If the rapper believes it’s true then he shouldn’t settle for an apology, he should sue the hotel for no other reason than to be able to subpoena documents and emails and depose witnesses. And assuming the subpoenas aren’t quashed the hotel would be in a position of having to pay out in a significant way to avoid embarrassment (and then presumably make copies of emails and documents disappear so to avoid a rinse, repeat scenario).