Cardi B made headlines recently after she was seen throwing her microphone at an audience member who threw a drink at her during a performance. Videos of the incident circulated on social media, showing the Grammy award-winning rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, on stage wearing an orange dress when the incident occurred. She appeared visibly shocked and responded by throwing the microphone at the person while yelling at them. Security members intervened, and Cardi B seemed exasperated on stage. She retweeted a video of the incident, captioned “Jealous A** B****!” in reference to her recently released song “Jealousy,” which she features on with her husband, Offset.
This incident is not isolated, as many musicians have faced harassment during performances this year. Bebe Rexha required stitches in her face after being hit with a phone by a concertgoer in Chicago. The person responsible was arrested and charged, claiming they did it for amusement. Ava Max and Pink also experienced fan overreach, being slapped in the face and pelted with a bag of ashes, respectively. Country-pop artist Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face by a bracelet, and both Drake and Lil Nas X had objects thrown at them during their shows.
Adele addressed this trend of audience members throwing items on stage during her “Weekends with Adele” residency in Las Vegas. She joked that she would kill anyone who threw things at her and used a t-shirt cannon to shoot merchandise into the crowd. Charlie Puth also spoke out against this behavior during one of his live shows, urging the trend to come to an end.
These incidents highlight the need for respect and proper concert etiquette. Musicians should be able to perform without fear of harassment or harm from audience members. It is important for fans to remember that their idols are human beings who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Concert venues should also take steps to ensure the safety of performers and address any incidents that occur.
In conclusion, Cardi B’s microphone throwing incident is just one example of the harassment that musicians face during performances. It is crucial for fans to remember to show respect and proper concert etiquette to create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.