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You can now buy the microphone Cardi B lobbed at a fan

These expensive, these is red bottoms... these is the microphone Cardi walloped a fan with in Las Vegas

Collectors of pop culture memorabilia, there’s a new piece of musical history headed to the auction block: the microphone that Cardi B lobbed at a fan during a recent concert. 

In case you missed it, Cardi and her microphone made headlines earlier this week while the “Up” hitmaker was performing at a show in Las Vegas. 

The incident occurred when one fan threw a drink at the New Yorker while she was on stage performing her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow”. After being hit with the liquid, Cardi located the fan and yeeted her microphone at them. Video of the incident was soon uploaded to social media, where it was shared thousands of times. 

Now the owner of the microphone, an audio production company based in Vegas called The Wave, has decided to sell this iconic piece of music history for charity. 

“I own the mic that Cardi B was nice enough to tomahawk at somebody that splashed some liquid on her a few days ago,” Scott Fisher, the owner of The Wave, wrote in a Facebook post. “After some encouragement from people I decided to auction it off with 100 per cent of the profit going to be split evenly amongst two charities.”

The two charities Fisher has chosen to donate to include Friendship Circle Las Vegas, a non-profit organisation, aims to create a more inclusive community for individuals with disabilities, and the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that provides services and events for wounded veterans. 

Listing the microphone on eBay with an opening bid of $500 with the title “Shure Axient digital Mic Cardi B threw at a person. Auctioned for charity”, the price has already reached astronomical levels. At the time of writing, the current bid is $90,100.00. 

“This is the mic that has been seen all over the country flying into the crowd after Cardi was splashed with some liquid,” the eBay listing reads. “The mic still works as I tested it when it came back to the audio shop this afternoon.”

Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched into the microphone-throwing incident after the woman hit in the face filed a complaint with the Las Vegas Police Department. No arrests have been made at the time of writing.

The drink-throwing is just the latest in a string of incidents during concerts where fans have thrown things at musicians who were performing. At a concert in June, “I’m Good (Blue)” singer Bebe Rexha had to get stitches after a fan threw their phone at her while she was on stage. Likewise, during a performance in London, acrobat enthusiast Pink was handed a wheel of brie by one fan, while another threw a bag containing their mother’s ashes at her.

What this behaviour says about modern-day fan culture is up for debate. Regardless, Fisher is hoping to turn this particular instance into something positive. As his eBay listing states: “If you want a piece of hip hop infamy and what has now become national and world news then please bid whatever you are willing to spend... thanks.”

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