Cardi B admits she was afraid to go to jail over controversial mic-throwing incident

Cardi tossed the mic into the crowd after someone threw a drink at her during her July 29 gig. Photo: Instagram | @iamcardib

Los Angeles: Rapper Cardi B, who had sparked controversy for throwing a mic at the audience during a show in Las Vegas, has finally addressed the incident. According to the singer, she initially kept quiet as she was afraid she would go to jail.

The singer managed to escape criminal charges as the police did not find 'sufficient evidence' against her after a woman from the audience reported her for battery.

"It was a really quick reaction," the 30-year-old said while addressing the incident for the first time in an interview on 'The Breakfast Club'. "And let me tell you - I didn't want to address it, because I thought a b***h gon' go to jail. But I'm not."

"Let me tell you something: it was hot as f**k. That Vegas heat ain't no joke. That s**t was hot. It was hotter than a muthaf**ka; so there was a part of the show where I told people, like, you know, 'Splash me,' " she recalled.

"But even when I told them, 'Splash me,' I was like, 'Be careful with the face. Because the face is beat, b***h.' "

Cardi went on to elaborate, "So, four songs after - nobody had splashed me, I told y'all to splash me for one little second. So four songs after, which is, I don't know, 15-20 minutes after, this b***h threw water and ice on my face." She then added, "So I just automatically reacted."

"When I looked back at the video (clips), I see that she intentionally threw that in my face… I felt very violated," the wife of Offset further noted.

She then turned her attention to the concertgoer, "You were trying to be funny, but, I'm hilarious."

Cardi tossed the mic into the crowd after someone threw a drink at her during her July 29 gig. Looking startled, the Grammy Award winner spontaneously launched the microphone at the woman. Security then intervened while the rap star yelled from the stage.

(With IANS inputs)

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