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Meek Mill Lawyers Up Against Racist Cosmopolitan Hotel

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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.

“Trespassing?”

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.

“This is way bigger than me.” – Hotel Staff

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.”

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Amanda Seales is Not the One

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Earlier this week, the ladies of “The Real” celebrated their 1,000th episode. Hosts Loni Love, Tamera Mowry, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Amanda Seales happily celebrated the momentous occasion with laughs, tears and a bottle of champagne. 

The celebration continued as the ladies were interviewed by “Extra” correspondent Jenn Lahmers.

During the interview, things became a bit awkward when Lahmers referred to Seales as the “newbie” and began to insinuate that she and fellow co-host, Mai, had “butted heads on a couple of topics.”

Immediately, Seales cut her off saying, “Have we? Stop!” She followed that up by stating emphatically, “That’s’ not the territory we’re coming from. We’re not butting heads. And I think it’s very, very important, especially at a table of diverse women to very clearly delineate the difference between having a difference of opinion than butting heads. You’ll know when I’m butting heads because when I butt heads, there’s only going to be one head standing and as you can see, we’re still here,” as she embraced Mai.

Mai and Seales followed up the quick read with a toast as the other ladies chimed in, fully supporting everything Seales had expressed. 

Earlier today, Seales posted a snippet of the exchange via her personal Instagram page with the caption, “To Gather.

She tried it. Don’t come for me unless I send for you. I am not hostile. I’m passionate. Happy Black History Month ❤️✊🏽”

Seales made her debut as the newest co-host of “The Real” on January 6th.

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Watch Premiere of Fat Joe & Dre’s “Hands on You” Ft. Bryson Tiller & Jeremih Exclusively on TIDAL

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Today, Fat Joe & Dre are teaming up with TIDAL to exclusively release the music video for “Hands on You” featuring Bryson Tiller and Jeremih. The song is the latest single from the duo’s joint album, “Family Ties,” which was released in December 2019 and included guest appearances from Cardi B, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Remy Ma, Anuel AA, Ty Dolla $ign.

Boi-1da and Rich Paul (LeBron James’ business partner) co-produced “Hands on You”, which features Joe and Dre rhyming over a sample of LL Cool J’s “Around the Way Girl.” Directed by entrepreneur and executive Irv Gotti, the music video takes place at LIV nightclub in Miami and includes a touching tribute to Big Pun, Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant.

 TIDAL members can watch on TIDAL.com/FatJoe

Fat Joe has previously collaborated with TIDAL on a variety of initiatives, including TIDAL X: Puerto Rico and TIDAL X: Brooklyn, as well as music video premieres for “Deep,” “Pullin,” “Money Showers,” and more. 

The premiere of Fat Joe & Dre’s “Hands on You” track adds to the growing list of exclusive music video content that TIDAL offers – cementing the platform as a premium destination for fans to connect with their favorite musicians. TIDAL is a pioneer in delivering exclusive premier access to its subscribers with high-profile music, videos, original content, livestreams, tickets, merchandise and live experiences fans cannot find anywhere else.

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SZA, Megan Thee Stallion and Normani on the Cover of Rolling Stone’s Women Shaping the Future Issue

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Rolling Stone magazine hit us with a trifecta of talent for their second annual, Women Shaping the Future issue, out March 3. 

On the cover, sweet-faced Normani, brash in your face Megan Thee Stallion and innocent, doe-eyed SZA are each clad in leather ensembles that match the unique persona’s we’ve come to love. 

SZA burst onto the scene in 2014 with her ep debut, Z. Since then, the singer/songwriter has been featured on chart-topping songs with Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, and Rihanna. 

Megan Thee Stallion grabbed our attention with her summer anthem, Hot Girl Summer, and has been giving us “Hot Girl” vibes all year long with no signs of slowing down.

As for Normani, formerly a member of Fifth Harmony, she’s given us plenty to celebrate as she embarked on her solo career. Just last year, the sultry vocalist collaborated with DJ Calvin Harris and released her first single, Motivation, along with a viral music video.

As we approach Women’s History Month, we’re excited to learn more about how each of these ladies plans to shape the future. 

According to Rolling Stone, “In addition to revealing, in-depth profiles of these three artists, the issue also contains exclusive interviews with Regina King, Stacey Abrams, Natasha Lyonne, and other prominent women in entertainment, sports, politics, and culture.”

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