Meek Mill is expected to file a lawsuit this week against the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for ordering him to leave their premises and threatening him with arrest, and his lawyer vows to take them down as a result.
Meek’s celeb lawyer, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ, he 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.”
Tacopina claims the hotel keeps a list of black rappers who aren’t allowed there and at a group of Vegas hotels. Cosmo denies it excludes anyone because of race, but Tacopina rebuts that he’s already identified 2 other rappers — Yo Gotti and BlocBoy JB — who claim other Vegas hotels have denied them because they’re black rappers.
As was reported, Meek and his crew were going to see DJ Mustard Saturday at the Marquee Nightclub at the hotel but they were met by security as they pulled up and were ordered to leave, and if they got out of the car they’d be arrested for trespassing.
The hotel counters Meek’s lawyers, saying, they wouldn’t let the rapper in because Marquee was at capacity and they had told him that before he left for the hotel. There are problems with the hotel’s story. First, in video that surfaced later on, you hear a security guard in the video say they were denying him because of a prior incident. Meek seemed baffled and repeatedly asked for specifics, but the hotel security guy wouldn’t say.
Moreover … Meek asked if he could go inside the hotel to get something to eat, but he was still denied. Presumably, the restaurants were not at capacity.
To rewind a bit … Tacopina fired off a letter to the Cosmo just after the incident demanding an apology and entrance to the club, but the hotel didn’t respond. Tacopina says it’s now game on.
Tacopina claims the Cosmo is scrambling now, coming up with 2 different versions of events, both of which he says are lies — that Meek was involved in a prior incident, and he was denied because the club was at capacity.
Tacopina says, “Show us one other incident where a white individual was denied hotel club access or access to the grounds because Marquee was full?”
The lawsuit will allege racial discrimination under state and federal law as well as defamation.