The microphone that American rapper Cardi B flung during her nightclub performance in Las Vegas has been successfully sold for a staggering sum of nearly $100,000 (equivalent to Dh367,300).
The microphone in question, a Shure Axient digital mic, was the property of an audio production company named The Wave in Las Vegas. The company’s owner, Scott Fisher, initially listed the microphone on eBay. After a span of one week and a total of 122 bids, the microphone found a buyer who was willing to pay $99,900 (approximately Dh366,933.6), as reported in various sources.
It’s important to note that the proceeds from the auction were designated for charitable purposes. Scott Fisher had disclosed that the funds raised would be divided between two charitable organizations: the Wounded Warrior Project and a local Vegas charity known as Friendship Circle Las Vegas, which aids teenagers with special needs.
Cardi B’s decision to toss the microphone into the crowd occurred after an individual threw a drink at her during her performance on July 29. Caught off guard by the incident, the Grammy Award-winning artist impulsively hurled the microphone in the direction of the person. Security staff intervened while Cardi B vocally expressed her feelings from the stage.
A woman in the audience, who maintained that she was struck by the microphone despite not being the one to throw the drink, later filed a battery report against Cardi B. According to the 26-year-old woman, she stood beside the individual responsible for the drink toss and ended up being hit by the microphone on her right shoulder.
This woman asserted that she was experiencing discomfort as a result of the incident and had plans to seek medical attention upon returning home on July 30.
Ultimately, Cardi B was able to evade any charges stemming from the battery incident. After conducting a thorough investigation, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department closed the case due to insufficient evidence. A statement released by the department on August 3 declared, “After a comprehensive review of this case and in consultation with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, this case has been closed due to insufficient evidence. No charges will be brought in connection to this case.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Complex.com