Mariah Carey Breaks Silence After New Year Eve's Mishap: I Was 'Mortified'

By James Dinh

January 4, 2017

Mariah Carey is still on the tips of everyone's tongues since her now-infamous performance during "Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." It's been a back and forth war of statements between the pop icon's team and the production staff, but the singer has come forward to speak about the viral moment since taking to Twitter to admit that "sh*t happens."

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"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," she told EW. "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."

But the show must go on and Carey said that the technical mishap isn't going to "stop [her] from doing a live event in the future. "But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team," she added. 

As the story goes, Team MC had reportedly alerted the Dick Clark's production staff about her technical difficulties regarding her in-ear monitors a number of times prior to hitting the stage. She was promised that all would be fine once her set kicked off. However, it was far from fine when she was unable to hear the music because of the faulty ear piece and the noise vibrating in Times Square, so she ripped it out and attempted to sing along to the tracks to little success. 

You can catch Mariah on the road later this year (hopefully without any technical glitches) when she teams up with Lionel Richie for a 35-date tour, beginning in March. This marks her first North American tour in seven years. "I am doing so many of my hits for the fans and a few surprises too. It will be a great night to come see us with great music; beautiful ballads and so much love and fun," she said of the trek. 

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