Mariah Carey is opening up about her now-viral performance on New Year's Eve.
For one reason or another, Carey's performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest went awry, and it's been viewed hundreds of millions of times.
She believes Dick Clark Productions sabotaged her on purpose for ratings, which they refute, calling her claims "absurd."
In her first interview since the ordeal, Carey is telling EW her trust is battered.
"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," she says. "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."
They ask if she's wary of signing onto a future live TV event.
"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."
As for the reaction on her end?
"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."
Shit happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here's to making more headlines in 2017 😂 pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017