The world is all still talking about Mariah Carey’s New Year's Eve performance and while everyone is having a bit of a laugh... her team definitely isn’t.
Mariah’s team believe that her performance was deliberately sabotaged by TV producers to boost their ratings.
According to the Daily Mail, before Mariah was set to hit the stage, she told the producers repeatedly that her earpieces weren't working… but they didn't do anything to fix the problem. Instead they told her that it would be okay once she got on stage.
By the looks of the footage, okay was the last thing it was. It was a mess.
Mariah’s team also told The Daily Mail that her rehearsal earlier that day went off "without a hitch", but other outlets are reporting that she didn’t show up at all for soundcheck.
Dick Clark Productions, who are behind the show, have released a statement saying they would never do anything to sabotage a performance and the claims are "defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd."
The company also stated, "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."
Mariah’s team is believed to be undergoing a full investigation to get to the bottom of the problem.
Although Mariah handled the backlash well online, it is believed that she was spotted by her trailers straight after the show in tears.
We think she handled as well as she could.