A "Mortified" Mariah Carey FINALLY Breaks Silence on New Year's Eve Performance Mishap [VIDEO]By: Monya Fleming
Mariah Carey suffered a rather embarrassing moment during her New Year's Eve performance in Times Square. The 46-year-old singer later stated she was "mortified" by the experience, which of course she blamed on the producers of the show.
An insider has claimed that Carey appeared to be a little "out of it" before her performance at the annual celebration. The source revealed the singer was stumbling and mumbling to herself, odd comments such as "Why am I here?"
Carey simply refused to sing her song "Emotions" due to the mishap and told the crowd to sing for her.
Insiders claim that Mariah was screaming at Dick Clark producers backstage after the embarrassing performance. The insider revealed, "Mariah] was arguing like a lunatic with Dick Clark executives. She was screaming at her backup dancers. She kept complaining she was freezing."
Carey later talked about the incident in an interview to "Entertainment Weekly", stating, "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."
"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... because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve."
Hours after her performance, Mariah took to Twitter to write, "Sh*t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
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
Carey's representative Nicole Perna blamed technical difficulties after the show. Perna said, "She was not winging this moment and took it very seriously. A shame that production set her up to fail."
Dick Clark Productions responded to the comments, saying in a statement, "To suggest that Dick Clark Productions, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rockin' Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd."
Jennifer Lopez, aka J-Lo, appeared to poke fun at Carey's performance:
Jennifer Lopez goes off on Mariah 👀 pic.twitter.com/zYNEWbmQ2d— Music News & Feed (@Musicnews_feed) January 1, 2017
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