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Rapper Meek Mill Denied Entry To Las Vegas Casino

Mill Was Threatened With Arrest If He Did Not Leave The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


Meek Mill (Photo Courtesy of Associated Press)Rapper Meek Mill is calling a Las Vegas Strip casino ‘racist as hell’ after being denied entry on Saturday.

Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, posted a video to his Instagram page of an altercation with security at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Mill was told by security that he was not allowed into the casino and that he would be arrested for trespassing if he did not leave the premises.

After posting the video, Mill took to Twitter to urge people to stay away from the casino.

“If you come from our culture you should never step foot in the cosmopolitan hotel they just really racist as hell… something really has to be done in Las Vegas what they doing to black people!” Mill tweeted.

Mill threatened legal action if he wasn’t issued an apology and allowed back on the property immediately. Neither of those things has happened.

Mill’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has since sent a letter to Anthony Pearl, the general counsel and chief compliance officer for The Cosmopolitan. According to TMZ, Tacopina is claiming in the letter that the casino has a list of African American artists that are not allowed in the casino based solely on their skin color.

The Cosmopolitan released a statement on Monday claiming that denying the Philadelphia rapper entry was based on security. Officials from the casino said that a club in the hotel was at capacity and that earlier in the day, the police were called to manage a large crowd from the club.

“The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false,” the statement read. “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.”

The video posted by Mill does not show either Mill or the security mention gaining access to the club.

Reports from last month indicate the group that owns The Cosmopolitan are exploring a possible sale of the casino.



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