A microphone that Cardi B threw at a disruptive fan during a performance in Las Vegas last month was sold for nearly $100,000 on eBay on Tuesday.
The mic was initially put up for sale by Scott Fisher, the owner of The Wave Inc, an audio production company based in Las Vegas that provided sound equipment to Drai’s Beachclub on the day of the incident.
Fisher revealed that his company has been providing audio equipment to Drai’s since the grand opening of the Cromwell Hotel over nine years ago.
The incident occurred on July 29, when a fan threw a liquid at Cardi B while she was performing on stage. In response, the rapper threw her microphone at the audience member. The entire incident was captured on cell phone video.
The fan made a police complaint about the incident, but Cardi B was not charged.
After retrieving the microphone, Fisher decided to auction it off for charity. The proceeds from the sale will benefit two organizations: Friendship Circle Las Vegas and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Fisher was able to confirm that the mic, a Shure AD2 Axient Digital, was the one that was thrown into the crowd by verifying its label and synchronization with Cardi B’s earpiece.
“It’s standard procedure to mark all microphones and in-ear systems as to whom they ‘go to’ prior to soundcheck to make sure the same person gets the correct items during the show,” Fisher told CBS News.
Additionally, “you could see white tape on the Cardi B mic in all the videos, and that is how we knew which mic was hers.”