Cardi B Draws Milli Vanilli Comparisons After Mic Throwing Incident

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Some fans on Twitter compared Cardi B to Milli Vanilli over the weekend, following her performance in Las Vegas.

Cardi B has been drawing comparisons to Milli Vanilli after a video of her throwing her mic back at a fan who threw their drink on stage went viral on social media over the weekend. In the video, Cardi stops rapping while her backing track continues to play. Some fans compared the move to Milli's Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, who famously faced backlash when they were exposed for lip-syncing to their songs after a record scratched during a 1990 live performance. It was later confirmed that the two did not sing any of the vocals on their music releases.

"Damn. Milli Vanilli really got shamed for doing what everyone does so blatantly today smh," one fan tweeted. Another responded: "Just say you don't know what you are talking about. Milli Vanilli were performing someone else's song as though it was their own voice. Rappers perform over their own track when there is no band accompanying them."

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Another similarly argued: "It's not even the same situation at all. As much as they had charisma and dance moves, they were not lip-syncing to their own music but the real singers. Singers today do lip-synch to their own music occasionally." One more wrote: "Milli Vanilli never sang, live or otherwise. They were lip syncing to someone else's vocals, pretending it was them. This is completely different."

As for the mic-throwing incident, Cardi was struck with liquid on stage while performing "Bodak Yellow" in Las Vegas on Saturday. She quickly retaliated by flinging her mic into the crowd as security jumped in the find the attendee. Check out video of the incident below.

Cardi B Throws Her Mic At A Fan

As for new music from Cardi, the Invasion of Privacy rapper teamed up with her husband, Offset, for a new single, "Jealousy," last week. On the track, the two artists shot down the cheating rumors that have circulated about their relationship as of late.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.