“Shit happens,” this is what Mariah Carey’s tweeted after her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance.
However, her representatives had more to say on this matter.
See Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance below:
According to Carey’s representative, Dick Clark Productions “set her up to fail,” but the production company denies any such actions. BWR-PR’s Nicole Perna told Billboard that Carey noticed her earpiece was malfunctioning and was told it would be fixed on stage.
Perna said, “They told her it would be fine once she was on stage, however, that was not the case…Instead of endeavoring to fix the issue so that Mariah could perform, they went live.”
An official statement released by Dick Clark Productions denied the claims of Carey’s team:
To suggest that dcp…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. We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry.
Carey’s team continues to defend her performance and the artist’s efforts for DCP.
“She was not ‘winging’ this moment and took it very seriously,” Perna added.
“There was a production issue. Technical difficulties,” Carey’s rep told. “Unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances.”