Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is speaking out following her much-talked about New Year's Eve performance in Time Square. The pop diva is sharing her side of the story in her own words, in an audio clip shared to Twitter.

Mimi started off by saying that she hadn't really addressed the situation surrounding her performance, and in time she will go into greater detail. "I haven't really addressed the situation that happened on New Year's Eve, and in time I will. 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."

Mariah continued on, explaining, "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."

She added, "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."

Before thanking her fans and friends for sticking by her, she said, "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. Eventually I will explain this in greater detail for anyone who wants to hear. I can't deny that my feelings were hurt."

Listen to Mariah's full statement below:

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