It appears that Meek Mill will be getting a “significant public apology” from the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada after security guards wouldn’t let him on the grounds last week, when they also said the rapper would be arrested if he returned to the property.
According to TMZ, Mill is willing to accept the apology and there will be no lawsuit. His lawyer Joe Tacopina threatened to sue the Cosmopolitan for racial discrimination and defamation after he claimed they kept a list of black artists who were banned from the venue.
Mill went to the hotel at 3:30 p.m. on May 25 to take in a DJ Mustard show and was initially told that he couldn’t come on the property due to being involved in a prior incident there. The DreamChaser asked repeatedly what that incident was but he didn’t get an answer.
Then once the video hit the Internet and Tacopina threatened to “take the hotel” down, a rep for the Cosmopolitan said Mill was denied entry because they were filled to capacity. Tacopina called that a lie and the hotel’s attempt at damage control.
Eventually, other rappers also said they were mistreated by the Cosmopolitan, like Swae Lee who said the security guards are always overly aggressive.
Yo Gotti also said he’s “experienced similar discrimination at the Cosmopolitan” in a statement that he released. Plus, Snoop Dogg‘s team reached out to Tacopina and said he too was mistreated at the hotel.
O.J. Simpson‘s lawyer reached out to Tacopina too, after claiming Simpson was kicked out by the staff and accused of being intoxicated. He’s since been banned from coming onto the property.
Meek hasn’t responded to reports about the hotel apologizing, but he did have plenty to say when he wasn’t let on the property.
“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!” he tweeted on Saturday. “Vegas notorious for this too its not just me!!!!.”