Meek Mill Threatened With Arrest at Cosmo Hotel In Vegas, Claims Its Racism

SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 25: Meek Mill attends the 2018 NBA Awards Show at Barker Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

Meek Mill was forced to leave the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas by threat of arrest — and he says the whole situation was racist.

via TMZ:

The Philly rapper and 2 members of his security rolled up to the Cosmo at around 3:30 PM PT Saturday when they were stopped by security. You see in this video … security was not about to let Meek inside the hotel.

Our sources say Meek asked the guard why he couldn’t come in, saying he didn’t do anything untoward in the past — he had only been there once before, with Nicki Minaj for a Jay-Z event 5 years ago.

Security made it clear … if Meek got out of the car, he’d be arrested. Meek, who was there to see a  DJ Mustard show, continued to ask why he was being denied, but the guard said, “I don’t know why.”

Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ, the head of security made it clear — the decision to ban Meek came from above … the security chief said, “This comes from way higher up than me.”

Tacopina says he spoke with someone whom he says is “a well-placed person inside the hotel” … whom Tacopina says told him a group of hotels have tried to keep rappers out of the hotels. Tacopina claims it’s racially motivated, saying, “They wouldn’t ban Vanilla Ice.”

Meek himself addressed the altercation on social media, writing in part … “Cosmopolitan hotel/casino going to extreme racist levels to keep too many black entertainers and black people …. they said they gone lock me up.”

He added, “Some of these casinos have a bunch of Tatics to keep the level of blacks down …. but love to take our money!!!! This happens to a lot of black entertainers not just me either!!”

According to an update, a demand letter was written by Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, to the Cosmopolitan.

In the letter, Joe writes,

“… we have learned that the Cosmopolitan maintains a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than than their culture and skin color.  Such course of conduct constitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal law, and exposes you to significant monetary damages. “…we urge you to promptly issue an apology to Mr. Williams and grant him immediate access.  In the event you fail to heed this one and only warning, we intend to puruse all legal recourse against you.”

Im not surprised one bit. Ive heard this for years living here in Vegas

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The City Of Brotherly Love Give Meek Mill His Own Weekend

The City of Brotherly Love has given Meek Mill his very own weekend.

Philadelphia City Council honored the rapper on Thursday with a proclamation and announced March 15, 16, and 17 will now be known as Meek Mill Weekend.

Via NBC Philadelphia:

City Council President Darrell Clarke made the proclamation Thursday morning. He was joined by State Sen. Sharif Street in praising Mill, whose legal troubles catapulted him into national stardom as a criminal justice advocate and critic of mass incarceration.

Meek this post on his social media page:

Jay-Z And Meek Mill Launch Criminal Justice Reform Organization , Pledged Millions

Jay-Z and Meek Mill have formed a new organization to tackle criminal justice reform.

via TMZ

The rappers joined forces with the likes of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, Van Jones and others to launch Reform Alliance Wednesday, which they say will fight to get at least a million people out of jail over the next five years with a focus on probation and parole.

Meek kicked things off by recounting his harrowing story of being jailed for 5 months on a petty probation violation, and says there are countless people caught up in the system who are voiceless … for whom he now wants to speak and fight. 

4th Annual Diamond Ball Arrivals Featuring Rihanna , Issa Rae , Tiffany Haddish , and More!

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball went down a few nights ago in New York City closing out New York Fashion Week with a big bang.

Here’s some of the dopest looks on the carpet!

Rihanna came to show and show out, of course! Dressed in an Alexis Mabille ensemble. The lace catsuit designed with a huge bow and skirt made quite a statement.

Normani posed in a v-neck curve fitting Jean Louis Sabaji dress with a dramatic layered overskirt and gloves. Yass sis!

Issa Rae glimmed in a sequin Maison Valentino gown. Glow Girl Glow!

Justine Skye dressed gracfully in this Prabal Gurung pink dress.

Nipsey Hussle cleans up nice! He posed in a Givenchy coat and Louboutin shoes.

Meek Mill looked dapper in a black printed suit. 

Lala in a sequin Georgine Studio gown.

Tiffany Haddish in a plunging neck sequin dress with a high front slit. Love the bangs!

Donald Glover looking sharp yet hippie in a Dior Home suit.

Teyana Taylor embraced the tuxedo trend in a tux-inspired Moschino dress.