Mariah Carey is blaming her disastrous performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” on their production team!
Following Mimi now infamous NYE performance fail, the R&B diva took to Twitter where she said “Sh*it happens”.
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
After basically brushing off her lip sync fail and claiming that she couldn’t hear, the diva’s reps came to her defense in blaming the ABC show producers.
According to Carey’s reps, there was negligence from the ABC show producers and blamed them for the confusion during her hits “Emotions” and “We Belong Together.”
“Unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances,” spokesperson Nicole Perna told The Huffington Post, citing a “production issue.”
“Well, happy New Year!” Carey told the crowd as the problem emerged. “We can’t hear,” she said as she was left unable to sync the music blasting through speakers with her lyrics.
“A shame that production set her up to fail,” Perna told Billboard, claiming that the singer had rehearsed the night before and in the afternoon with “no sound issues.” Just before taking the stage in New York’s Times Square, Perna said, Carey was told that an earpiece she claimed to be malfunctioning would work fine.
Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, went so far as to tell Us Weekly that producers continued to air her performance for ratings.
“I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working,” Bulochnikov told the outlet. “They did not cut to a commercial. They did not cut to the West Coast feed. They left her out there to get ratings.”
In response to accusations, Dick Clark Productions, the company behind the annual show, issued a statement denying responsibility for the mangled performance, saying it “had no involvement in the challenges associated” with it. According to TMZ, the company called the claims made by Carey’s reps “defamatory.”
Mariah’s NYE fail has now been watched over 10 million times on Youtube.