LeAnn Rimes received a lot of flack from viewers after her performance last night with Carly Rose on The X Factor.

Frankly, she looked hot mess and acted strange! Many speculated she was flat out drunk on stage with the 13-year-old, but contrary to our suspicion, LeAnn tells TMZ this was NOT the case.

“I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song,” said Rimes about her awkwardness.

LeAnn’s lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with LeAnn a few minutes ago, tells TMZ “LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl.”

LeAnn says she doesn’t get why people thought she was drunk. Stein has a theory: “There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing.”

LeAnn reportedly dropped an entire plate of food backstage after her performance, but sober people make mistakes, too!

Check out the train-wreck performance (minus Carly) from Wednesday’s live episode:

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