RadioOnFire.com – Meek Mill has said that he was denied entry to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and threatened by the venue’s security guards with arrest for “trespassing.” On Instagram, Meek said the venue was “going to extreme racist levels” with its alleged actions.
Speaking on the phone with Pitchfork, Meek Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina said that Meek had gone to the Cosmopolitan hotel/casino earlier tonight (May 25) to attend a Mustard concert. Upon his arrival, however, Meek was met by the hotel’s security who told him that he would be subject to arrest for trespassing were he to step out of his car, Tacopina claimed.
Meek Mill shared footage of the alleged incident on his Instagram. The video shows the rapper speaking with two men who appear to be security guards for the Cosmopolitan. Meek asks, “How can you tell me I’m going to be locked up for trespassing?”
“So here’s the deal, right,” one of the men replies, “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.”
Meek responds, “But what information?” Later, he says, “You’re not refusing to do business with me; you’re telling me I’ll be arrested if I don’t leave.”
The same man tells Meek Mill, “No, no, what we said was… we officially trespassed you.”
TMZ shared additional video of the alleged encounter. In TMZ’s video, the other of the two men tells Meek Mill, “If you do not leave these premises immediately, you will be subject to arrest for a misdemeanor.” He also said, “Your subsequent return to these premises after being duly warned not to, will subject you to arrest for trespassing.”