After being turned away from The Cosmopolitan, a five-star Las Vegas hotel, Meek Mill has alleged that the establishment profiled him. Asserting his entry was denied for “no other reason than their culture and skin color,” Meek and his legal representation are taking action against the establishment with video evidence that corroborates his claim.
Intending to attend a DJ Mustard concert, Meek Mill and his entourage arrived at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 25th, expecting phenomenal accommodations. Instead, the rapper and his group were disgustingly profiled by hotel staff who not only told the group they were trespassing, but threatened arrest. Having had no prior incidents at the hotel, Meek and his party inquired about why they were being denied access. However, the staff member insisted they were trespassing and continued to force them to leave.
Recounting his only stay at The Cosmopolitan, Meek said he had been there once for a party at Jay-Z’s behest and without incident. Claiming the property is one of many that discriminates against Black entertainers seeking lodging, Meek Mill’s recording of the heated exchange has prompted social media outrage and other victims of discrimination to come forward.
Anthony “Boobie” Dixon, a running back that played for the 49ers and Buffalo Bills, shared football players are not exempt from such treatment. Responding to Meek Mill’s video, Dixon said, “They been doing that for years, they been doing it to football players too. I’ve experienced it, they really be intimidated depending on the look of your party, cold world, keep ya head up.”
After receiving word that they were drawing intense criticism from the public, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas released a statement. Attempting to explain why Meek was rejected, the hotel cites it was at capacity during a pool party, but it’s unclear how that affects Meek Mill’s eligibility as a patron. Responding to their claim, Meek said he only ate at a restaurant on the hotel’s property, he was not a pool party attendee. Still, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is continuing to feel the heat as supporters of the rapper have begun scouring their social media presence, which is unmistakably Caucasian.
In the comments of the hotel’s Instagram feed, which does not feature photos of or taken by a single Black man or woman, supporters of Meek Mill are bashing the luxury resort and casino. In regards to what Meek is planning to do to the hotel, he says, “I needs lawyers ASAP y’all not gone treat me like I’m just a rapper and expect me to be quiet.”
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.