Mariah Carey is addressing her New Year’s Eve drama in her own words.
On Sunday, the singer took to Twitter with an audio recording about her feelings following her train wreck of a performance at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on New Year’s Eve.
“I haven’t really addressed the situation of what happened on New Year’s Eve and in time, I will,” she said. “But 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 that 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, in the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all,” Carey 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.”
Shortly after the performance Dick Clark Productions denied claims that they sabotaged her on purpose for ratings.
She continued by thanking her fans for their continued support and announced she will be taking a break from social media ahead of her March tour.
“I’m gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments,” she said. “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 deal with my loved ones and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March. […] I can’t wait to sing for you again.”
(h/t US Weekly)