Mariah Carey Finally Speaks Out About New Years Eve Performance Botch

Mariah Carey has finally opened up about her failed New Years Eve performance in New York City.


Incase you missed it, the pop singer had a pretty bad New Years Eve performance live on national television. For the annual "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," Carey was booked to perform in New York City's Time Square, live, before the ball dropped and 2017 fell upon us. While many people were in the city to see the ball drop – or the millions of others watching the holiday special from home – everyone saw the train wreck that was upon us.

According to reports, Carey could not hear the background music in her ear piece when performing on stage. This caused her performance to take a turn for the worst, when she couldn't stay on cue or even hear where the music was going. This caused her to completely give up on the performance overall and make an utter fool of herself. Now, the singer's team is blaming the production company from the special for embarrassing Mariah Carey on stage and on live TV.

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First, Mariah Carey's team spoke out about the pop singer being "sabotaged," by producers for the New Years special.


"I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working and it was a disastrous production. I’m certainly not calling the FBI to investigate. It is what it is: New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Mariah did them a favor.

They acknowledged that they knew her inner ears were not working. They did not cut to a commercial. They did not cut to the West Coast feed, they left her out there to get ratings."

Now, Mariah Carey herself has decided to speak out about the performance and what exactly went wrong. She told Entertainment Weekly,

"All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business. I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time.

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It's not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team. My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve.'