After taking to Twitter and alleging that he was denied entry and threatened with arrest, US rapper Meek Mill has said he will sue the Vegas Strip casino and hotel, The Cosmopolitan for racial discrimination and defamation.
Earlier this week, Mr. Mill had alleged that he was kicked out of the casino.
In a recent statement, Meek Mill said that, “Cosmopolitan hotel/casino going to extreme racist levels to keep too many black entertainers and black people …. they said they gone lock me up.. I’m like for what I’ve been once to a party with [Jay-Z] ….. Some of these casinos have a bunch of [tactics] to keep the level of blacks down …. but love to take our money!!!! This happens to a lot of black entertainers not just me either!! I felt crazy being put out by these white men for no reason!”
Following the frenzy over Meek Mill’s allegations, the Vegas casino released a statement which reads: “The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment, with zero tolerance for discrimination. Under different circumstances, Meek Mill would be welcomed to the resort, but not at the compromise of his personal safety and the safety of our guests.”
Responding to the Casino’s statement Mill said: “The cosmopolitan issued a statement that it was over capacity at a pool party why I was banned but told me I would be arrested just for stepping on their property even if I went to eat on the property “not at the pool party” doesn’t even make sense. And I don’t care about that casino I bring in millions every time my name mentioned on a Vegas casino event where I am always welcome … but y’all not gone just treat us like sh*t and act like it’s normal ??♂️ Put some respect on our race “please and thank you.”
According to the reports Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, is planning to sue the casino and has said that he would seek “heavy monetary damages” from the Cosmopolitan for “lying and humiliating” his client.
Talking to the CNN, Tacopina also said: “The assertion that the Cosmopolitan denied Meek because of capacity concerns at Marquee Dayclub is outright false. In the recorded video, Meek also inquired about getting a meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, yet their security team continued to deny Meek and said he would be arrested for trespassing regardless of location in the hotel premises. The Cosmopolitan’s conduct continues to be deplorable.”