According to a TMZ report on Tuesday (August 8), an eBay listing for the now-infamous audio device came to a close Tuesday morning at a grand total of $99,900. Starting at only $500, the mic got over 120 bids in about a week.
The owner of the production company that auctioned it off said the earnings will go to two charities – the Wounded Warrior Project and Friendship Circle Las Vegas.
During her performance at an outdoor event at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas on July 29, a fan threw a drink at Cardi B while she performed “Bodak Yellow.”
This prompted the rapper to angrily launch her microphone into the crowd at the offender, but it’s unclear whether she hit the person who threw the drink on stage.
Cardi B appeared to mouth “jealous-ass bitch!” as the suspected culprit was escorted off the premises. She was later handed the mic back and resumed her performance. According to TMZ, however, the drink was thrown after Cardi had asked the crowd to “splash” her “pussy” with water.
Additional footage of the incident showed Cardi urging fans to throw water on her in between songs as the temperature that day reportedly hit 105 Fahrenheit.
After the incident, a woman reported a battery with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department on Sunday (July 30).
“On July 30, 2023, an individual came into an LVMPD police station to report a battery,” the LVMPD said. “According to the victim, she was attending an event on July 29, 2023, at a property located in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Boulevard.
“During a concert, she was struck by an item that was thrown from the stage.”
On Thursday (August 3), it was confirmed that Cardi B would not face the battery charges.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s attorneys Drew Findling, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld issued a statement about the incident to TMZ.
“This afternoon we were notified by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept., that as a result of their investigation, there will be NO charges against Cardi,” they said. “On behalf of Cardi, we appreciate the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept’s diligent and prompt resolution of this matter.”