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Meek Mill's Lawyer Threatens Legal Action Against Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel After The Rapper Was Denied Entry

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Meek Mill was denied entry into Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel and was told if he didn't leave he would be arrested. Now, his lawyer is threatening legal action due to racism. More inside....


A source tells TMZ the reason the Cosmopolitan denied Meek Mill entry into the hotel is due to a prior incident where the rapper allegedly "fought with security guards" at the hotel.

Meek's lawyer - Joe Tacopina - tells TMZ Meek plans to file a lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel this week for ordering him to leave the grounds and threatening him with arrest. He claims the rapper will ask for "heavy monetary damages" for "lying and humiliating Meek," adding, "I'm going to take this place down because of what they did."


Looks like all money isn't good money to the Cosmopolitan Hotel. And Meek Mill is blaming racism.

Rapper Meek Mill was denied entry into Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. Not only that, he was told if he didn't leave the premises, he would be arrested. Damn.

It's reported the MMG rapper and two members of his security detail pulled up at the casino around 3:30pm PST when security stopped them in their tracks. Sources tell TMZ, the "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper asked the security guard why he wasn't allowed to come in, saying he has never did anything to not gain entry. It's said he has only been to the hotel once for an event with Nicki Minaj and Jay Z and that was 5 years ago.

In the video, the guard repeatedly tells Meek he isn't allowed in and Meek continues to question why. Their answer? "I don't know why," the guard responds. The rapper shared a clip of his interaction with the casino's security on his Instagram.

Check it:



"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 jayz," Meek wrote in the caption. "Some of these casinos have a bunch of Tatics 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!"

Meek accused the casino of keeping a list of black rappers that staff have been instructed to deny entry to and called them racist in a series of tweets:









It not totally farfetched to believe a casino would ban rappers, seeing that there's a history of rappers being shot at or fighting at hotels and on the strip which causes mayhem.  But is it fair to ban all of them? 

Joe Tacopina - Meek's attorney - tells TMZ he spoke with someone whom he claims is "a well-placed person inside the hotel" and they told him that a group of hotels have tried to keep rappers out of hotels, which he claims is racially motivated. "They wouldn't ban Vanilla Ice," he told the site.

Meek's lawyer plans to take legal action if the casino doesn't issue an apology to Meek Mill and allow him access.  Mr. Toacopina fired off a letter to the Cosmopolitan demanding an apology or else.

In the letter, Tacopina writes, "We have learned 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. Such course of conduct constitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal law, and exposes you to significant monetary damages."

"We urge you to promptly issue an apology to Mr. Williams and grant him immediate access. In the event you fail to heed this one and only warning, we intend to pursue all legal recourse against you."

Or, we can stop patronizing there.

Photo: Getty

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