Rapper Cardi B found herself at the center of online mockery after a microphone incident during her performance. The incident took place at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Cardi B was performing her hit song ‘Bodak Yellow.’
During the performance, a fan splashed water at the entertainer, leading her to throw her microphone in frustration. However, viewers quickly noticed that even as she tossed the mic, her vocals continued to play in the background, revealing that she was lip-syncing.
Social media users drew comparisons to the infamous 80s pop duo Milli Vanilli, who faced a lip-syncing scandal when it was revealed that they weren’t the actual singers on their tracks. Milli Vanilli won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990, but the award was later revoked after their lip-syncing deception came to light.
The comparison between Cardi B and Milli Vanilli sparked discussions on Twitter, with some fans pointing out similar incidents involving other artists like Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, whose singers resorted to lip-syncing due to voice issues. However, others came to Cardi B’s defense, noting that she had actually performed her music, unlike Milli Vanilli.
Amidst the online chatter, the woman who was hit by Cardi B’s microphone reportedly went to the Las Vegas Police Department to report the incident. As of now, no arrests or citations have been issued in connection with the incident.