Meek Mill Receives Public Apology From The Cosmopolitan Hotel: We Did Not Act In A Respectful Manner & Were Wrong
Meek Mill has received a public apology from The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. On Friday (May 31st), the hotel tweeted a statement apologizing. The statement reads,
We apologize to Meek Mill for how we handled the situation on Saturday, May 25, as we did not act in a respectful manner and were wrong. Meek Mill has not had any prior incidents on our property. The Cosmopolitan has zero tolerance for discrimination and we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment. We look forward to welcoming Meek Mill back to the resort.
During the recent Memorial Day weekend, rapper Meek Mill claimed that he was racially profiled while at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas where he was there to perform at popular hot spot Drais. Mill was reportedly at The Cosmopolitan to attend a party hosted by DJ Mustard, but was stopped by security denying him and his crew entry.Mill took to Twitter to air out his frustrations, writing:“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! They telling black rappers they are banned from properties they own without incident … they just told me I was trespassing and I will be arrested I stepped in that hotel once at a jayz party without 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!!!! I needs lawyers ASAP y’all not gone treat me like I’m just a rapper and expect me to be quiet”
Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, claimed it was a clear case of racial discrimination and defamation, and implied the hotel — and several others in Vegas — have a black hip-hop artist blacklist circulating. Meek is expected to accept the apology.