During a concert, Cardi B hurls a microphone at a fool who threw a drink at her

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In response to a concertgoer tossing their drink at her when she was playing in Las Vegas, rapper Cardi B fought back. This incident is the most recent example of a disturbing new trend among concertgoers who are hurling objects at performers.

Cardi B was supposed to perform at Drai’s Beachclub on Saturday, however it seems like the incident took place during that time. According to a video shared on social media, Cardi B was on stage performing her hit song “Bodak Yellow” when someone holding a big cup allegedly threw the drink at her, dousing the rapper.

Cardi B initially displays shock before striking back by hurling her microphone in the person’s direction.

The video, which contains profanities, has more than 7 million views on TikTok.

Cardi B is only the most recent performer to have crowds physically attacking them or hurling objects at them while they are on stage. After a concertgoer threw a phone at her while she was performing at Pier 17 in Manhattan last month, Bebe Rexha posted pictures of her injured eye online.

The suspect in the incident, Nicolas Malvagna, allegedly informed a witness that he “thought it would be funny” to strike Rexha. According to his lawyer, all he was expecting for was for Rexha to shoot pictures on stage and hand the phone back to him.

A week later, while giving a performance in Idaho, country singer Kelsea Ballerini was struck in the face by something while she sang the song “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too).” When she returned to perform the song acoustically, she exited the stage to interact with the audience.

“I want to say about what just happened, all I care about is keeping everyone safe,” she said in the video shared by a fan. “So if you ever don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know. There’s security everywhere tonight.”

During his show in Vienna earlier this month, Harry Styles looked to wince in pain after being struck by an object. It’s unclear what transpired, but Styles can be seen heading offstage while clutching his head in his hands in a fan video.

This was Styles’ second incident of being struck during a “Love on Tour” concert. A Skittles candy was thrown at Styles last year, striking him in the eye. In response, Skittles published an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times pleading with people not to throw the candy.