Alim Kheraj
Updated Jan 04, 2017 @ 2:15 am
Mariah Carey
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Legendary singer and all time perfect diva Mariah Carey has said she feels “mortified” by her disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest.

Carey’s performance on the iconic NYE telethon was dogged by alleged difficulties with in-ear monitors and accusations of lip-syncing. This in turn started a war of words between Dick Clark Productions and Mariah’s team, the latter of whom threw accusations that the whole thing was done to “set [Mariah] up.”

Indeed, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mariah’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, stated that Dick Clark Productions would do anything for a “viral” moment, even if it was at the expense of Mariah, and chastised the company for not apologizing to the diva.

Well, Mariah Carey herself has now broken her silence surrounding the incident.

Speaking to EW, Mariah said that she felt humiliated by the incident.

Mariah went on to say that while the incident wouldn’t prevent her from performing at more live events, she was certainly “less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.”

Despite allegations that Dick Clark Productions were attempting to create a “viral” moment, the production company has astutely denied any wrongdoing on their part.

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,” they said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey is set to embark on a 35-date tour with iconic soul singer Lionel Richie later this year.