Incidents of artists being attacked while performing on stage are rising but when it happened to rapper Cardi B, she didn’t back down without a fight.
Cardi was performing at Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas when video footage showed an audience member appear to throw a drink at her while she was performing her song ‘Bodak Yellow’. Instantaneously, the rapper hurled her microphone at the person.
In the video, security guards swarm the attacker directly after Cardi throws the mic.
She isn’t the first artist to have been attacked while on stage — Drake, Bebe Rexha, Harry Styles, Kelsea Ballerini and Ava Max all had items lobbed at them while they were on stage or had ‘fans’ attack them. Several artists have been injured in these attacks.
Rexha experienced the most serious injury when a thrown phone hit her near her eye, causing her to collapse on stage. Authorities arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Kelsea Ballerini also addressed her audience after an object was thrown during her show, emphasising the importance of safety and urging fans not to engage in such behaviour.
Last month, ‘Sweet but Psycho’ singer Ava Max, was performing when a man barged onto the stage and slapped her before being grabbed by security. Despite being visibly shocked by the incident, she continued to dance and perform.
She revealed on Twitter that an audience member had slapped her so hard that it caused a scratch inside her eye.