Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino recently issued a clarification concerning Meek Mill. According to TMZ, the establishment said the Marquee Dayclub, where Mill was seeking to gain entry, reached capacity. Therefore, Mill and his entourage weren’t allowed to enter due to the state’s Fire Marshall code.
“Accordingly, when Marquee Dayclub was contacted in advance of Meek Mill’s arrival, security staff clarified that he would not be granted access because of capacity issues, in accordance with both club and resort policy,” the hotel stated to TMZ. “Upon his arrival, it was reiterated to Meek Mill and his team for a second time that access to the venue was not permitted.” The “Amen” rapper faced arrest for trespassing if he exited his vehicle.
As a counter, Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said to the website that the hotel’s actions against his client still warrants legal action. “The assertion that the Cosmopolitan denied Meek because of capacity concerns at Marquee Dayclub is outright false,” Tacopina said. “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. [They] said he would be arrested for trespassing regardless of location in the premises. The Cosmopolitan’s conduct continues to be deplorable.”
On the premise of racial profiling, Tacopina previously stated the hotel allegedly created “a list of African American recording artists who should be denied access for no other reason than their culture and skin color.”