(AllHipHop News) Robert "Meek Mill" Williams is apparently setting up a legal fight with the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas. Meek publicly accused the establishment of racism.
The Championships album creator wrote on Instagram:
Cosmopolitan hotel/casino going to extreme racist levels to keep too many black entertainers and black people .... they said they gone lock me up.. I’m like for what I’ve been once to a party with [Jay-Z] ..... Some of these casinos have a bunch of [tactics] 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!! I felt crazy being put out by these white men for no reason!
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas released a statement:
The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment, with zero tolerance for discrimination. Under different circumstances, Meek Mill would be welcomed to the resort, but not at the compromise of his personal safety and the safety of our guests.
Meek then updated the situation on Twitter:
The cosmopolitan issued a statement that it was over capacity at a pool party why I was banned but told me I would be arrested just for stepping on their property even if I went to eat on the property “not at the pool party” doesn’t even make sense. And I don’t care about that casino I bring in millions every time my name mentioned on a Vegas casino event where I am always welcome ... but y’all not gone just treat us like sh*t and act like it’s normal 🤷🏾♂️ Put some respect on our race “please and thank you."
TMZ reports Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, will seek "heavy monetary damages" from the Cosmopolitan for "lying and humiliating" his client. They are planning to sue the hotel for racial discrimination and defamation.
The lawyer declared, "I'm going to take this place down because of what they did." The Cosmopolitan said in a statement, “As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on legal matters.”
Tacopina also told CNN, "The assertion that the Cosmopolitan denied Meek because of capacity concerns at Marquee Dayclub is outright false. In the recorded video, Meek also inquired about getting a meal at one of the hotel's restaurants, yet their security team continued to deny Meek and said he would be arrested for trespassing regardless of location in the hotel premises. The Cosmopolitan's conduct continues to be deplorable."