Meek Mill is planning to file a lawsuit against a Las Vegas hotel that barred him from entering the respectable establishment over the holiday weekend.
Meek, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is moving forward with his racial discrimination lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan hotel after security refused the rapper entry.
Meek, who is on probation stemming from a gun charge, was in Las Vegas with his entourage over the Memorial Day weekend.
The 32-year-old Philly rapper and his entourage planned to attend DJ Mustard's gig at the Cosmopolitan's Marquee Nightclub on Saturday. But when they showed up at the hotel they were met by security staff who told them they were not welcome there.
According to WENN.com, as soon as they arrived they were told they'd be arrested for trespassing if they set one foot out of their vehicle.
After Meek complained about his ordeal on social media, the hotel claimed he was barred because he caused a physical altercation the last time he was there.
But Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina is demanding proof of the past altercation, and now tells TMZ.com he will seek "heavy monetary damages" for "lying and humiliating Meek," and will file a lawsuit this week.
"I'm going to take this place down because of what they did," said Tacopina.
Tacopina alleges Las Vegas hotels have a list of Black rappers who are barred from entering their respectable establishments because they cause trouble wherever they go.
The hotels fear they will lose business if they allow rappers into their premises.
Tacopina named Yo Gotti and BlocBoy JB as two rappers who are not allowed in certain Sin City establishments.
According to TMZ, hotel officials also said they refused to allow Meek and his crew in because the nightclub was filled to capacity.
However, that statement was contradicted by a video obtained by TMZ that showed a security guard saying the rapper was being denied entry due to a previous incident.
The footage shows Meek questioning the decision and asking when any altercation took place. The staffer told the rapper to have his team pursue his grievance with the upper management as it was "bigger" than the staff member.
Another video obtained by TMZ shows the "Issues" rapper asking if he could grab a bite to eat in the hotel, but again being told not to step one foot out of his vehicle.
Last month, Meek was upset that a Philadelphia judge refused to allow him to leave the country to attend Game 1 of the NBA playoffs series between the Toronto Raptors and his beloved Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers went on to lose the series to the Raptors who now face the defending champions Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
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