Mariah Carey has opened up on her disastrous performance at Times Square on New Years Eve, claiming the show’s organizers had set her up to fail.
“I haven’t really addressed the situation that happened on New Year’s Eve, and in time I will,” she said in a statement on her Twitter account.
“For now, 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. 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, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all,” she said Sunday.
“They foiled me,” she explained. “Thus, it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me. Eventually, I will explain this in greater detail for anyone who cares to hear.”
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After several failed attempts to perform her songs, the legendary singer had walked off the stage. Dick Clark Productions, who organized the show, have denied any wrong doing on their part.
“An initial investigation has indicated that dcp had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance,” the company said in a statement to the Daily News.
Whoever the blame is on, Mariah doesn’t care, and has revealed she’d be going under till her tour in March.
“I cannot deny that my feelings were hurt but I’m working through this and I’m truly grateful for my fans and my true friends who have been so supportive during this time,” she said.
“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.”