Meek Mill has accused a Vegas hotel of racism and threatening to arrest him (Picture: Getty Images)
Meek Mill has accused a Las Vegas hotel of racially discriminating against him, after turning him away from a concert and threatening to have him arrested.
The rapper, 32, had rocked up to the Cosmopolitan hotel on the strip for a DJ Mustard gig on Saturday, but wasn’t allowed inside by security.
Meek claims he was told he was ‘trespassing’ and would be arrested if he tried to enter the hotel.
The All Eyes On You artist took to Twitter to vent his frustration over the incident and insisted his denied entry was racially motivated.
However, the hotel told Metro.co.uk in a statement when pressed on the racism allegations: ‘As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on legal matters. Our guests’ safety and security always remains our top priority.’
In his rant, Meek wrote: ‘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!’
Meek explained that he had been to the Cosmopolitan once before for a Jay-Z concert and was allowed in ‘without incident’.
‘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,’ he tweeted.
‘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,’ Meek claimed.
He also threatened legal action against the hotel, adding: ‘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, agreed with the star’s claims he was racially discriminated against and told TMZ that the decision to ban Meek ‘came from above’.
Tacopina alleged he spoke with a ‘well-placed person inside the hotel’ who told him a group of hotels in Vegas have ‘tried to keep rappers’ away from their establishments.