Meek Mill says he was racially-profiled by staff members at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The incident occurred over the weekend when the Philly-based rapper was in town for a performance.
Meek Mill attempted to enter the Cosmopolitan Hotel when he was stopped by security. A person on his team recorded the confrontation and posted it on social media.
Meek Mill claimed that he was barred because of his race.
“If you come from our culture you should never step foot in the cosmopolitan hotel they just really racist as hell,” he wrote on Twitter and reposted on Instagram. “Something really has to be done in Las Vegas what they doing to black people! (sic)”
He added, “They telling black rappers they are banned from properties without incident … they just told me I was trespassing and I will be arrested. I stepped in that hotel once at a Jay-Z party without incident! (sic)”
According to TMZ, Meek Mill’s lawyer said the hotel has a list of Black rappers who are profiled because of race. “We have learned that the Cosmopolitan maintains a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than their culture and skin color,” Joe Tacopina said.
However, officials at the Cosmopolitan claim that Meek Mill was barred because of a previous fight. The organization did not elaborate on the incident or issue an apology to Meek Mill.