Cardi B Hurls Mic at Audience Member Who Threw Drink on Her During Show
When an audience member tossed a drink at her during a performance, Cardi B didn’t hesitate before returning the favor. The star was performing at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas on July 29 when someone in the crowd splashed her with a drink, and Cardi responded by immediately hurling her mic right back at the attendee, who appeared to be quickly escorted away following the incident, per a viral video of the incident. According to ABC News, Las Vegas police have since begun a battery investigation. Reps for Cardi did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment.
The same day of the incident, the artist retweeted a video of the altercation and captioned it, “Jealous A*s B*tch.” She also shared a link to her and her husband Offset’s new song “Jealousy,” which dropped on July 28.
Cardi is the latest artist who’s been hit with an object while performing over the past few months. Bizarrely, multiple major artists have recently been made into targets by audience members during shows, including Harry Styles, who was hit with chicken nuggets in 2022; Bebe Rexha, who was hospitalized after being hit with a cellphone in June; and Kelsea Ballerini, who stopped her show after being hit in the eye by a friendship bracelet that same month.
According to psychology professor Maryanne Fisher, this phenomenon might have something to do with fans’ parasocial relationships with artists, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the rise of social media, as well as the digital world’s emphasis on creating viral content at any cost.