Meek Mill was entry into the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas … but now they’re saying it was not because he’s a black rapper, but because the club he wanted to go to had reached capacity … which is a complete 180 from what they originally alleged.
To catch you up … Meek was ordered to leave the Cosmo on Saturday, and he was told by security if he got out of the car he’d be arrested for trespassing. Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said the hotel has a thing against black rappers.
Cosmo just told TMZ, they have a “zero tolerance for discrimination” and said this was not an issue of race. Cosmo says Meek was going to the Marquee Dayclub inside the hotel where DJ Mustard was performing. Cosmo says, “Marquee Dayclub had reached capacity per Las Vegas Fire Marshall code. Earlier that day, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police had been called onsite to manage a larger than usual venue crowd.”
Cosmo continued … “Accordingly, when Marquee Dayclub was contacted in advance of Meek Mill’s arrival, security staff clarified that he would not be granted access because of capacity issues, in accordance with both club and resort policy. Upon his arrival, it was reiterated to Meek Mill and his team for a second time that access to the venue was not permitted.”
The Hotel adds, “Meek Mill refused to depart property and was then informed that any continued attempt would result in trespassing.” As was reported, they threatened to arrest Meek if he got out of the car.
What makes what they’re now saying interesting, there’s video that was released on Saturday just after Meek left, and you clearly hear a Cosmo security guard talking to Meek and his team and referencing a prior incident that happened in the lobby. Meek and his team repeatedly asked when the alleged incident occurred, but got no answer.
There were others who were trying to get in despite the capacity limit, and as far as anyone knows, they weren’t greeted by security in the front of the hotel and ordered to leave before getting out of their cars.
Tacopina claims the Cosmo and other hotels have a list of black rappers who are not allowed.