Cardi B could potentially face charges of battery after she threw a microphone at a concertgoer who had thrown a drink at her during a performance at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that an individual reported a battery incident on Sunday, stating that she was struck by an item thrown from the stage during a concert held on Las Vegas Boulevard’s 3500 block. (Drai’s Beachclub is located at 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd.)
According to TMZ, the woman who reported the altercation was standing next to the person who threw the drink and claimed that the microphone also hit her.
While Cardi’s representative has not yet responded to SurgeZirc UK’s request for comment, a now-viral video of the incident shows Cardi, dressed in an orange gown, looking surprised when the drink is thrown at her while she performed her hit “Bodak Yellow” on Saturday.
In response, Cardi hurled her microphone at the front-row attendee, who was then escorted away by security.
Following the incident, Cardi retweeted another video angle that provides a clearer view of the fan attempting to throw their cup at her. Reportedly, Cardi continued her performance after the microphone throw.
During the concert, another clip shows Cardi and her DJ requesting the audience to “splash her down,” but not on her face. The rapper asked for water, while her DJ instructed the crowd to comply with the request. Fans obliged by throwing water towards the performer, who expressed her enjoyment and humorously added, “Put that s— in my p—-y, bitch. Come on.”
It remains unclear whether this request was made before or after the incident with the drink being thrown at her.
The previous night at Drai’s Beachclub, Cardi also reportedly threw her microphone at a DJ who was seemingly cutting off her songs early during another performance, as per a TikTok video.
A video from the show shows Cardi addressing the incident at the end of the performance. She says, “I don’t wanna look that ghetto, bitch. I said splash my p—-y, not my face, bitch.”
The incident has drawn attention as several musicians have been speaking out against thrown objects at concerts since Bebe Rexha was seriously injured in New York City when a fan threw a cell phone at her face in June. The fan was later arrested. Videos of Harry Styles, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Nas X, Drake, Pink, and others being hit with items have also surfaced online.