Rapper Meek Mill Calls Vegas Casino “Racist As Hell”5 months ago
Rapper Meek Mill described The Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas as being “racist as hell” after claiming he was denied entry to a concert by security and threatened with arrest for trespass if he didn’t leave…
Philadelphia-born Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, posted his confrontation with Cosmopolitan security guards on Instagram…
…in which one of the casino’s security team can be heard saying:
“So here’s the deal, right. We’re a private property. At this time, with the information we have, we’re refusing to do business with you. We have the right to do that.”
Mills, who told security: “You’re not refusing to do business with me; you’re telling me I’ll be arrested if I don’t leave”, later tweeted several times about the incident...
With no suggestion that Mill had done anything wrong to warrant such a refusal, Mill’s lawyer later Joe Tacopina claimed:
“The Cosmopolitan maintains a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than their culture and skin color.”
In his letter to the casino’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, Anthony Pearl, he added:
“Such course of conduct constitutes discrimination per se, in violation of state and federal law, and exposes you to significant monetary damages”.
A statement released by The Cosmopolitan stated:
“The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false”.
Rappers have had a rough time of things in casinos in the past, with Public Enemy legend Flavor Flav attacked last year in Vegas’ South Point Casino, while Casanova 2x claimed he was racially profiled and abused in an expletive-laden incident at the MGM National Harbor Casino’s poker room in Maryland.
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