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Why did Cardi B Throw Microphone at Concert

The current uptick in concert-goers hurling objects at musicians is one of the more mind-blowingly foolish phenomena in a time full of them. Bebe Rexha nearly lost consciousness when a fan threw a cell phone at her head in New York, Harry Styles was struck by an unknown projectile in Vienna, and Latto yelled, “Want your ass beat?” in response to a similar projectile in Germany just recently.


Cardi B Drama at Concert

Cardi B demonstrated on Saturday in Las Vegas that she is not someone to mess with: The rapper was performing at Drai’s Beachclub when a member of the crowd tossed a drink at her as she sang her 2017 breakthrough song, “Bodak Yellow.” Cardi B, who is reportedly a lefty, hurled her microphone at the offending “fan” in retaliation a split second later. After throwing some undoubtedly vulgar remarks at the perpetrator and being led out by security, Cardi B appears to have departed the stage, according to the video.

Throwing stuff on stage is not new. In the 1970s concertgoers frequently set off firecrackers and M-80s. One of which severely injured Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s right hand.

In 2004, a fan threw a lollipop stick at David Bowie, which lodged in his eye. This caused the performer to react angrily. He continued playing for another two hours stating, “Now we’ll have to do an even longer show”.

However, it appears that people are more interested in drawing attention to themselves, though it’s unclear why. For example, Nicolas Malvagna, a 27-year-old who threw his phone at Bebe Rexha, apparently thought “it would be funny,”.  According to a criminal complaint that followed his arrest on misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault.  This is nowhere near enough punishment for someone who does something that is dangerous.



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