Mariah Carey Addresses Disastrous New Year’s Eve Performance: ‘They Foiled Me’
On Sunday (Jan. 8), the R&B mom went on her Twitter page to addressed the controversy and let her Lambs know what really happened. Although she didn’t go into great detail, Mariah explained in a recorded message that technical glitches as well as other mitigating factors beyond her team's control led to her embarrassing moment onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
"I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world," she said. "It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control."
"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, the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating—specially when their ear monitors were not working at all," she continued. "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."
Mariah also added in her message that she taking a break from social media.
"I cannot deny that my feelings are hurt, but I'm working through this and I'm truly grateful for my fans and my true friends who have been so supportive in this time," she said. "I'm going to take a break from media moments, social media moments. 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 be with my loved ones and prepare for my upcoming tour in March."
Mariah concluded her message with thank yous to her Lambs. "I just want to thank everyone for their support. Thank you to all my industry friends and thank you to my lambs. You're always there for me," she said. "I can't wait to sing for you again."
For the record, Dick Clark Productions has denied any wrongdoing and rejected Mariah's manager's claim that they intentionally sabotaged the singer's performance for ratings.