The flying mic reportedly belongs to an audio production company in Vegas owned by Scott Fisher, who told TMZ on Wednesday that he decided to list the item on EBay and donate the profits to charity. As of Wednesday evening, the highest bid for the “Shure Axient digital Mic Cardi B threw at a person” was $94,900.
Fisher informed TMZ that the microphone originally cost $1,000 and assured the outlet that it still worked, even after the “I Like It” rapper launched it into the crowd. He said the proceeds would benefit two charities: the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides resources for military veterans, and Friendship Circle of Las Vegas, which supports teens and young adults with disabilities.
The EBay listing surfaced less than a week after a video began circulating of Cardi B throwing a mic at a concertgoer who flung the contents of her drink at the “Bodak Yellow” artist onstage. The incident occurred while the Grammy winner was performing at Drai’s Beachclub.
The concertgoer later came forward to “report a battery” and said she was “struck by an item that was thrown by the stage,” according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Representatives for Cardi B have not responded to The Times’ request for comment.