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04th Aug 2023

Police drop investigation into Cardi B’s mic throwing incident

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Las Vegas police have dropped the investigation into an incident which saw Cardi B throwing a microphone at a fan.

Last month, footage went viral following a Cardi B performance during which a fan appeared to throw water on the rapper from the audience.

The singer retaliated by throwing a microphone into the crowd, which led to a police investigation.

However, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has now confirmed in a statement that no charges will be filed.

“After a thorough review of this case and with the consultation from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, this case has been closed as having insufficient evidence,” the statement read.

“No charges will be filed in relation to this case.”

It’s the latest in a string of incidents which has seen audiences throw things at a performer. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have seen objects thrown at them while Drake recently had a bra thrown at him.

Last month, the Watermelon Sugar singer was hit in the face while on stage in Austria this weekend.

Video footage from the performance on Saturday, July 8, shows the 29-year-old singer bent over in pain after an object was fired from the crowd.

It is understood that Styles was struck near his eye and he was seen clutching his face with his hands during the performance.

This came just one month after Bebe Rexha was hit in the face with an object which was thrown from the crowd. She had to halt her show in New York and was seen walking towards the back of the stage holding her face.

Adele recently spoke out against the worrying trend that is arising. She told her audience she would “kill” them if they tried to hurl something at her mid-performance.

She chatted to her audience during a Las Vegas show at Caesars Palace, and said: “Have you noticed how people are like, forgetting f****** show etiquette at the moment? People just throwing s**t on stage, have you seen that?

“I f****** dare you. Dare you to throw something at me and I’ll f****** kill you.”