Mariah Carey shared an audio message explaining her take on the New Year's Eve performance and why she needs a break from the Internet.
It was the performance seen (but not heard) around the world. Mariah Carey was stumped onstage when an audio glitch barred her from properly performing.
After that, it was a game of he-said she-said between her camp, Dick Clark Productions and her now-fired creative director Anthony Burrell, the company responsible for producing Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Carey maintains her stance DCP sabotaged her, telling fans in a new audio message "they foiled me."
Mariah Carey On Her NYE Performance: I Was Mortified
“Although I am going to fulfill my professional obligations, this is an important time for me to finally take a moment for myself and to deal with my loved ones and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March,” she says. “I can’t wait to sing for you again.”
Mariah explains: “It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, in the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all,”
Adding, “Listen, guys. They foiled me. Thus, it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the New Year with me.”
She's taking zero responsibility for the mishap, but you gotta love someone that never backs down. Even if it blinds them.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 8, 2017