Cardi B has reportedly been caught in the middle of a battery case after she threw a microphone at a crowd during her performance at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas on July 29.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirmed that a battery had been reported by a woman just one day after the altercation took place in a statement obtained by Variety. No arrests or citations have been issued.
“On July 30, 2023, an individual entered an LVMPD police station to report a battery,” LVMPD said. “According to the victim, she attended an event on July 29, 2023 at a property located in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. During a concert, she was struck by an object thrown from the stage.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper retaliated with the microphone throw after a concertgoer threw a drink at her during her show. It remains unclear if the person who threw the drink and the person who reported being hit with the microphone are the same person.
Representatives for Cardi did not immediately respond Variety‘s request for comment.
IN videos posted online, the woman who threw the drink at Cardi can be heard apologizing immediately after the launch. Videos also show the person being escorted out of security; after pointing some strong words at the perpetrator, Cardi apparently left the stage.
The fracas is just the latest development in the dangerous trend that has engulfed the music industry in the past few weeks. Bebe Rexha was almost knocked out by a fan who threw a mobile phone at her head in New York, Harry Styles was hit with an unidentified object in Vienna and Latto responded to a similar projectile in Germany by saying “Do you want your ass beaten?”
One theory about the root cause of these interactions is the viral reactions they trigger online—take, for example, the reasoning behind Rexha’s attacker: “I was trying to see if I could hit her with the phone at the end of the show because it would be funny, « the 27-year-old man was quoted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
He was charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, as well as one count of harassment in the second degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree and one count of attempted assault in the third degree.
Variety will have more on this story as it develops.