Las Vegas police have dropped the battery investigation against rapper Cardi B for throwing her microphone at a concert audience member. The incident occurred after the singer retaliated when a liquid was thrown at her during the performance of her hit song “WAP.” Videos on social media showed Cardi B flinging the mic back, and although some videos suggest it made contact with a different audience member, no charges will be filed.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the closure of the case, citing insufficient evidence, following consultation with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Cardi B will not face criminal charges related to the mic-throw incident.
In an unrelated development, a microphone claimed to be at the center of the drama was listed on eBay and reached a staggering bid of $99,900. The seller, Scott Fisher, who works for an audio kit company in Las Vegas, announced that the proceeds from the sale would be split between two charities, the Wounded Warrior Project and Friendship Circle Las Vegas, which assists teens and young adults with special needs.
This incident is not the first time performers have faced objects thrown by the audience. Earlier this year, Bebe Rexha was hit by a phone during a New York concert, while Pink had a bag containing ashes of someone’s mother thrown at her during a performance in London. In a lighter-hearted moment, Harry Styles paused a concert in New York last year after someone threw a chicken nugget at him. Similarly, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose pledged to stop throwing his microphone into the audience after a fan was reportedly hurt in Australia.