Nicki Minaj Hurls Object Back Into Crowd After Nearly Getting Hit by It During Performance

The rapper was perfoming in Detroit on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour when an item was thrown to her from the crowd.

It seems fans haven't learned much since the incidents involving fans hitting celebs in the face while onstage occurred late last year. Nicki Minaj is the latest musician to face the phenomenon. 

During the rapper's stop in Detroit for her Pink Friday 2 tour, the 41-year-old was almost hit when a fan threw something at her onstage. In a video shared by Pop Crave on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Sunday, Minaj's performance of her 2012 hit, "Starships," is interrupted when a pink item is hurled at her from the crowd.

Minaj manages to block the object with her hand before she bends down to pick it up and throw it back into the audience. The mother of one is visibly shocked, looking around with her jaw dropped, before she resumes performing. 

The Detroit Police Department told ET it was "not made aware of any incidents involving Nicki Minaj having an object thrown at her while on stage."

Nicki Minaj during opening night of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour on March 1, 2024 - Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation

The phenomenon of musicians being pelted while performing has been in the headlines frequently in recent months, with the performing stars getting thrown everything from bras to bouquets to bracelets and even cell phones.

In June 2023, Bebe Rexha was taken to the hospital after being struck in the face by a cell phone while she was onstage performing her Best F*n Night of My Life tour in New York City. 

The incident took place while Rexha was performing a sold-out show at Pier 17's The Rooftop in Lower Manhattan. Video shows Rexha being hit in the face with the cell phone and falling to her knees. Backstage crew members quickly came out to help the singer. 

ET confirmed 27-year-old Nicolas Malvagna from Manalapan, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with felony assault for allegedly hitting Rexha with the cell phone. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance and a full temporary order of protection was issued. 

According to Rolling Stone, during a recent court hearing, Malvagna accepted an offer from the court to have his charges dismissed if he completes 40 days of community service and does not violate an order of protection for six months. 

Florence Pugh was also the unfortunate victim of an errant flying object as she posed with her Dune: Part Two co-stars at a Comic-Con event in Brazil in December 2023.

Pugh, 28, was posing alongside a few of her co-stars -- including Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler and Zendaya, as well as director Denis Villeneuve.

As they stood in a semi-circle in front of a hall full of fans, an unknown object was thrown from the crowd and struck Pugh in the face, around her eye. The actress reacted in pain and surprise, while her co-stars looked around confused and shocked by what had happened.

Footage of the moment began circulating, with many online expressing their disgust at the behavior of whoever threw the object. Fortunately, it doesn't appear as though Pugh was seriously injured in the incident.

Things almost resulted in criminal charges for Cardi B after a concertgoer splashed the GRAMMY winner in the face with water while she was performing at the Vegas club in July 2023. In a video captured by fans, the 31-year-old responded by throwing her microphone in the crowd.

In August, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to ET that the Invasion of Privacy artist wouldn't face criminal repercussions, following an investigation into the incident. 

"After a thorough review of this case and with the consultation from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, this case has been closed as having insufficient evidence," the LVMPD shared in a statement. "No charges will be filed in relation to this case."