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Las Vegas Police Drop the Mic-Throwing Charges Against Cardi B - Newstbt.com

Tiffany Burroughs
Updated: 6 August 2023
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The investigation into Cardi B’s alleged battery at Drai’s Beachclub, which has become widely known, has been closed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. No charges will be brought forth.
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On Saturday, July 29th, Cardi B was performing at Drai’s Beachclub when an audience member threw a cup filled with liquid and ice at her. In retaliation, the rap starlet hurled her microphone at the person, and, according to police reports, the microphone inadvertently struck the 26-year-old woman standing next to its intended target in the shoulder. This was all set against the backdrop of the Bellagio in Las Vegas, a city known for its scorching heat that Cardi B had earlier requested her audience to cool her down with water. This incident is the first reported instance of a performer retaliating against an object thrown from the audience.

The woman reported that she has been experiencing pain since the incident and plans to go to receive medical attention when she returns home on Sunday. Since the crowd was very large when the incident occurred, the woman was unable to file a report with security or notify the police immediately. Consequently, the case was never referred to the District Attorney as police had concluded there was insufficient evidence for the rapper to be charged with a criminal offense. Cardi’s attorneys, Drew Findling of Atlanta, and David Chesnoff and Richard Scholfeld of Las Vegas issued a joint statement to recognize the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept’s speedy resolution of this matter. Receiving great media coverage, the mic used in the incident is now placing on eBay with bidding ending on Tuesday at a price tag of about $100K.

Just a few hours prior to last weekend in Vegas, at Drai’s nightclub, Cardi B (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar 30 years ago) had already demonstrated her oft-used method of retaliation. This comment from a TikTok video shows her throwing a microphone while performing her 2018 hit “I Like It”. Apparently, her reason for this was that her songs were being cut off prematurely. Unfortunately, this has become a bad habit for the rapper and it wasn’t the first microphone thrown for the sake of making a point.

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Updated: 6 August 2023
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