The outlet reports that the person who had the winning bid on the mic didn't actually follow through with the payment. Wave Inc. owner Scott Fisher, the man behind the eBay listing for the mic, told TMZ that the winning bidder failed to send the money by the time the auction ended on Monday, and the deal was voided.
The person who placed the nearly $100,000 bid on the piece of audio equipment had 48 hours to respond to Scott with a message and send a payment but failed to do so, per TMZ. If Scott doesn't find a winning bid for the eBay listing, he told the outlet that he'll likely resort to selling the mic privately.
“I do not know who the high bidder is... just that I am disappointed that the winner does not seem to be legit,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
Scott added, “There are other bidders that at least appear to be much more legit, and I do think I will be able to sell the mic for a good amount and therefore [make] good donations to the charities."
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As first spotted by TMZ, the mic in question—which Cardi threw into the audience during a performance of “Bodak Yellow” at Drai’s Beachclub—is still operable. Scott Fisher, owner of audio company The Wave, is now selling the mic on eBay to raise money for Friendship Circle Las Vegas and the Wounded Warrior Project.
“We have been a vendor for Drai's since the day they opened at the Cromwell Hotel,” Fisher wrote on the eBay listing. “We provided more than one microphone for this particular show and verified with the in-house crew which one was specifically used by Cardi for the show. It was pretty easy to identify though as her mic was marked ‘main.’ This is the mic that has been seen all over the country flying into the crowd after Cardi was splashed with some liquid.”
The mic in question is a Shure AD2 Axient Digital, new versions of which typically retail for around $1,000. As Fisher notes in the listing, anyone trying to buy this mic and use it as intended will also need to purchase a receiver.
"I will also include a letter stating this is the actual microphone shown in all the videos being shown nationwide," he added.
At the time of this writing, the eBay listing for the mic had a current bid of $50,000. By Aug. 7, the current bid is now at $99,900.
As previously reported, footage showed Cardi throwing the mic into the crowd after someone threw a drink at her. Addressing the ensuing news coverage in a subsequent livestream, Cardi urged those criticizing her reaction to reconsider.
"For anybody’s that’s got some bullshit to fucking say, when water and ice gets thrown in your fucking face … That shit really fucking hurt," she said.
After an initial clip of the moment went viral, additional footage showed Cardi's DJ playfully telling the crowd to "splash her down" amid the extreme heat. However, it's unclear when, exactly, this happened and whether it was before or after the drink was thrown at her. At any rate, one coudl surely argue there's a difference in being splashed down and having a drink (with ice) thrown at you.
More recently, Las Vegas police said an unidentified individual had reported a battery with the department in connection with the incident.
“During a concert, she was struck by an item that was thrown from the stage,” police said in a statement to Variety on Monday.