Mariah Carey Reveals Big Decision Following New Year's Eve
Mariah Carey has quit social media following her disaster of a New Year’s Eve performance in New York.
The singer has opened up about the show in Times Square and revealed while her ‘true friends’ and fans have supported her, she needs to take a time away.
"I'm gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments," she announced in an audio clip. "Although I am going to fulfil 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.”
In the two-minute clip, Mariah added that she went into the show in ‘great spirits’ and placed the blame with "a production team with technical issues that chose to capitalise 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 cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all," she continued.
Footage of her embarrassing lip-syncing efforts at the New Year’s Rocking’ Eve gig in Times Square was seen around the world, and she told Entertainment Weekly that 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.
"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 ... It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my team."
Her manager, Stella Bulochnikov had a lot to say following the performance.
In a letter, she reportedly wrote: "You know her inner ears were NOT working and your entire production team did not set her up to win.
"AND MARIAH KEPT TELLING THEM ON STAGE IN REAL TIME. THEY KEPT IGNORING HER. SHE TOOK A HIT HONORING HER COMMITMENT TO YOU. I SHOULD HAVE PULLED HER OFF THE STAGE THIS IS SABOTAGE (sic)."
The production company running the show, Dick Clark Productions have denied the claims, releasing a statement saying "To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rocking Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.
"In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television. However, an initial investigation has indicated that DCP had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms Carey's New Year's Eve performance."