Mariah Carey

Dick Clark Productions disputes Mariah Carey's claims that they "sabotaged" her New Year's Rockin' Eve performance in New York City. Carey, 46, blamed the production staff for technical difficulties at the start of her set.

The singer struggled through her first song when her backing track didn't play on cue. The mishap forced Carey to ad lib her lyrics rather than lip sync like she wanted to.

Carey complained all through the track that she couldn't hear the monitors while her vocals played in the background. It was an embarrassing spectacle.

“It just doesn’t get any better,” she told the crowd before leaving the stage. She later tweeted, "Sh-t happens.".

Carey is known for lip syncing live shows -- even shows she is paid a small fortune to sing live, such as her Las Vegas residency concerts.

Dick Clark Productions issued a statement, saying:

"As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that dcp (Dick Clark Productions), as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd," the statement said.

The Associated Press quoting an unnamed source also reported that other performers, including Gloria Estefan, rehearsed their sets but Carey didn't bother to rehearse. Instead, she had a stand-in cover for her rehearsal even though she was there, probably getting back rubs from her boy toy.

  • Junkanoo

    She needs to rethink these sparkling leotard ,does she even dance in her performances

  • puppylove

    Nope. And nope.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. She was pissed. And drunk.

    Serious question....is there something wrong with her voice? I mean she did not sing at ALL. It's weird.

    But at the end of the day, J Lo, honey, she still sounds better than you ever will. Like ever. Never ever will you jave a tenth of her vocal skills.

  • puppylove

    Mimi is clearly pissed as she began the song she could not hear. It does line up with what she said about not being able to hear. Maybe DCP had someone new handling her sound equipment.if she intended to lipsync she would have continued to she stopped when she couldn't hear herself over the track.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Incog-knee-gress to puppylove
    8 hours ago
    Now her ass tryna blame Dick Clark Productions . Bish you didn't eem rehearse. She making me mad now.

    ^^^^
    Still maintain she needs to stop

  • puppylove

    I had to read that twice and put away my knives.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol...her dancers were like..."Bytch you are going to do this routine with us whether you want to or not." ???

  • Lisa jones

    as a fan speechless!! Still love her!!

  • puppylove

    You gots to get in formation.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Someone should be fired and or they owe her apology.

    Regardless her fans dont care.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Payback for not showing up to rehearsal?

  • nucynu25

    Mannn.. i think i watched this shit 15 times.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Either way the Lambs love her. Let's talk about Jlo being shady liking comments about Mimi performance.

  • Torae

    She can still sing. I think she just lazy lol. She always looks like she puts the minimum effort in her performances. She always looks like she needs a nap. Mariah gets a pass from me because she's a legend.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Anyone still watch her show?

  • nucynu25

    You misspelled drunk..

  • puppylove

    I do

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How is it?

  • puppylove

    What you would expect. Background bickering. Dem babies. And Mariah.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I think it's both. Drunk and lazy.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    How hell can you reherse the record all over the place. It was comolete havoc. I tnought ahe waa being punkes. Damn music was alllll over the place.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Is it funny? Entertaining?

  • nucynu25

    AGREEDED

  • Capricornicy

    Wait what? Lol.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She was actually one of the very first performers to ever do that particular show live years ago. Has a years long contract with them. She has been on tons of times prior. They pointed that out to basically say...Bish you know how this works more than anyone

  • nucynu25

    Mariah childish asf ..

  • puppylove

    If you like Mariah yes.

  • Ni Ni

    Mariah needs to set her old tired, drunk & drugged out behind all the way down and come back at some award show in about 20 years. She clearly dont want to perform anymore.

    Sn: I have no problem when people lip sync. I don't want you messing up my song. I want it sung the same way every time ?.

  • ?Royalty?

    Typing and drinking. Ive seen it before. ??

  • puppylove

    Yes, which is why I think they have someone new on their end. She didn't just start using a stand in for rehersals.

  • Ni Ni

    Idk, i think she's just a lazy person.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I don't think this was their fault

  • Torae

    ???

  • puppylove

    I am having difficulty understanding how not wanting to do sound check in the damn cold equates to laziness.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ME too lol. I'm like say wha now?

  • Lisa daniels

    ??? this ?here. Come on let's go.

  • nucynu25

    sorry

  • puppylove

    I think there is plenty of blane to go around. You know as well as I do that if she wanted to lipsync she would have.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She has had vocal nodules since the late 1990s. She declines to have the surgery. I kinda know why. Adele had it and so did Rod Stewart and it messed them up vocally.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Many artists do shows with a track. Especially those dancing, I think It's the way she pulled a Ye

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She has something to prove bc of all the rumors. Truth be told her voice only works 60% of the time at best

  • Nikki

    I wouldn't wanna be out in the cold either but part of her job requires doing sounds checks

  • nucynu25

    Aiint no sweat pants or jogging's her ass could've threw on ? Bihh probably didn't wanna put on her jacket bc it didnt hve enough glitter & rhinestones.. ya girl ridiculous . Shiddd.. ITS THE 20TH CENTURY MARIAH..evah heard of global warming ..it aint even that damn cold!

  • Nikki

    Does she even dance

  • nucynu25

    Nope .. she got more glitter than rhythm.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Gloria Estefan is from a sunny island named Cuba and lives in hot ass Miami and she did one in the cold. That's how

  • Lisa daniels

    You aint. Come on let's go.

  • Capricornicy

    Girl she don't even shimmy.

  • nucynu25

    lmao..

  • puppylove

    Mimi don't do sweats. And if I have been performing the same songs for the last month I am not doing sound check either. Fugg around and catch pneumonia.

  • nucynu25

    lmao.. ok pupp

  • Ni Ni

    She shoulda put some darn clothes on...can't be going out like that at her age. That likka shoulda had her warmed up anyway.

  • puppylove

    Not if is not a requirement in the contract. Mariah is 25+ yrs in the game. She has earned the right to skip if she so chooses.

  • nucynu25

    That likka shoulda had her warmed up anyway.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    No. My mama said it's not too late for her to start tho

  • puppylove

    She has an image to uphold.

  • IAmLegend

    If she had that surgery she would never be able to hit those pre-recorded whistle notes again.

  • nucynu25

    Mimi dont do singing neither ..

  • puppylove

    I know that. Which is why she would have known the day before that she wasn't going to be able to do it. She would have continued the lipsync. The damn song was EMOTIONS.

  • puppylove

    Get her Lisa.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Well Gloria managed. She 60 years old and her ass was out in the cold. Risking sickness and arthur. Doing a sound check. Being a professional. Respecting her craft.

  • puppylove

    Nucy why you test my love for you?

  • nucynu25

    Sorry babes ..am working on a new me .

  • Sexy CJ

    The Associated Press quoting an unnamed source also reported that other performers rehearsed their sets........ but Carey didn’t bother to rehearse........Instead........she had a stand-in cover for her rehearsal..... even though she was there...........

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/010ee69c87fde9e8fee6b6c5ae779d34d36e3aa613dd623831cea1dda6c5155f.gif

  • puppylove

    Fugg Gloria. When she hit the 100Mil sold club she can decline too.

  • puppylove

    Who is you?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Estefan has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, including 31.5 million in the United States alone

  • Sexy CJ
  • puppylove

    Who is you? Will the real KDub please braile font?

  • Sexy CJ
  • IAmLegend

    I been down with Mimi since day one but regardless of what happened, how she handled it was unprofessional. I hate to say this but Beyonce would never go out like that. She would've made them turn all the music off and just sang it a capella and then fired everybody when it was over lol.

  • nucynu25

    Dubb aint with the shits no more Pupp. You're in denial ...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    :::...:::::::....:.::::::.....:::::........:...
    .::::::::....:.:::::

    Translation : Mimi fukked up on Dec 31st 2016.

    She needs to stop.

  • nucynu25

    She would've made them turn all the music off and just sang it a capella and then fired everybody when it was over lol...this pt going to get the ppl going

  • MystyBlu

    Hey Sis! Happy New Year!

    Mimi won't have the surgery because she doesn't want to do the work to rehab and protect her voice. The surgery is not what ruins their voices, it's the lack of preventive care after the surgery. Voice therapy duvet effective if people take it seriously and change their diet, limit alcohol, no smoking, no voice straining (both Mariah and Adele do this) and lots of vocal rest. She would have to stop drinking and take better care of herself. I also believe Adele smokes? And that tour she did was crazy with no breaks or chance for vocal rest in between shows. She will have anew set of nodules soon if she keeps straining her voice like she does.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Correct. She not able to hit them all time now so what the hell is she waiting foorrrr

  • puppylove

    Nerp. Not counting the Miami Sound Machine. Only Solo.

  • Ni Ni

    ...and drankin ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This too! Happy new year.

    I also think she waited to late age wise to do it

  • MystyBlu

    Lmao Mimi was wrong for playing the ultimate diva and skipping soundcheck. She's been on that show before and knows NYC is cold as hell on NYE. She should've worn some damn clothes. In her defense, I think she's I her feelings about Nick and the new baby. I do think she cared about him and likely didn't want him having kids with anyone else.

  • Carolina Blue

    Shes sexy af! Do you mimi!!

  • Ni Ni

    21st century... but agree on every thing else ?

  • puppylove

    Anything that comes between Mimi and Pinot is a hell no.

  • IAmLegend

    Well that was the problem. Not only was her in ear monitors not working, but her backing track wasn't playing either. She was supposed to lip sync the whole performance just like she did the song before Emotions. She even said during "Emotions" that she's missing sone of the vocals for the song.

  • Hmmm~?

    Why, out of all the people they could've chosen, did they pick Mariah? None of the songs even fit the occasion. But, notice how hype everyone was. They should've gotten someone to match that energy. Don't nobody wanna hear her stale, lip-syncing ass.

  • puppylove

    Thank you.

  • nucynu25

    All jokes aside .. Mimi is the perfect example of NOT bowing out gracefully.

  • IAmLegend

    Hey, Beyonce's daddy taught her well. U gotta give her that lol.

  • Ni Ni

    Let me guess, they should've gotten Beyonce???

  • MystyBlu

    Yep. I'm sure they told Mimi years ago about taking better care of her voice. I love Mimi but she is not a legit whistle register. She strains to hit those notes. They sounded way better when she was younger but knowing what I know now about voice therapy, she did herself a great disservice pushing those notes. Now she's suffering for it. And the drinking ? I miss her old voice!

  • nucynu25

    Agree with everything .. B done got her weave caught in a windmill, fell down a flight of stairs & still continued to perform . Bey is a true performer. ..no shade nor tea

  • puppylove

    Looks like she may be coolin on the boy toy.

  • MystyBlu

    Yeah I know she's not gonna stop drinking. Main reason she shouldn't even bother. Once they cut the nodules out the vocal cords get a little thinner. If she keeps it up she'll definitely lose range.

  • CaliVirgo
  • MystyBlu

    Nucy!!!! ? Happy New Year Hon!

    You said Mimi needs to cut the shyt and dress for the weather, eh?

  • CaliVirgo

    Mimi is the perfect example of not giving a fuzz

  • MystyBlu

    Girl I wish to gawd she would've stopped after Emancipation of Mimi! When she trashed we belong together on every live performance I knew it was time for her to sat her ass down!

  • nucynu25

    Hey my bae .. how was your holiday?
    & yes i aint got time for Mariah shenanigans (baddest puta voice)

  • Nikki

    I'm surprised she didn't make him get the snip after he knocked her up, make sure he couldn't have anymore

  • puppylove

    @Dubb where is Trey? I think they are blurring his face out on the show? Did they fall out?

  • Sexy CJ

    Nah !!!......During Rehearsal Time........Mariah Was Probably Like....We Be All Night...Love......Love....

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70863921bd6bae9b15fc29143149131cd2b071f1d2b21dd7f8b9f59b2d3da722.gif

  • Ni Ni

    If she puts on clothes, it will affect her image? Maybe she'll sing better fully clothed.

  • MystyBlu

    It was great! Plenty of quality time with the family and my boo so I enjoyed myself. Just went by too fast ? How was yours?

  • Carolina Blue

    Yes!! She reminds me of my boo!!

  • MystyBlu

    Carolinnnaaaaaa! ? Hey boo! Hope your New Year is off to a good start! How are you and the family?

  • Carolina Blue

    Youre welcome

  • Carolina Blue

    I survied!!! You???

  • puppylove

    See Carolina up top.

  • MystyBlu

    I had good food, good company and had a little getaway with my honey. I'm blessed and looking forward to what 2017 has in store.

    Now ask me again once I'm off this dopamine high ???

  • Hmmm~?

    No, because she would've declined. I was going to say The Chainsmokers. I don't care much for their music, but I saw them live at the iHeartRadio and they were hella lit. They had everyone in the building on their feet. They do lots of mashups and remixes of their songs. They're very good live performers.

  • Carolina Blue
  • MystyBlu

    I love Mimi but Mariah was dead wrong for this. I know she doesn't GAF but that was a serious performance on live tv. A show that people stand out in the cold for hours and hours to see every year. She needs to respect the process or not do the show if she wants things her way. And the statement her people put out about tryna get ratings was utter bs. She as unprofessional and disrespectful to the show and the fans. Period. Love her but wrong is wrong

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmbao

  • MystyBlu

    Haha you know Sandra says us dopamine addicts can't be trusted! I'm just being real ?

  • Carolina Blue

    ???

  • nucynu25

    Nah, thats sexy

  • Carolina Blue

    I stay on my dopamine high!!?

  • Carolina Blue

    Thats sloppy...?

  • That’s Interesting

    Bow out for what in my lil john voice. She has 520 million dollars and gets richer every year. I would gladly let these hens cluck while I collected my coin???

  • MystyBlu

    We'll see how I feel once this red moscato is out my system! I didn't drink on NYE but I have my glass together now

  • That’s Interesting

    I don't think she cares either. Not at this point.

  • nucynu25

    Bc its disrespectful to her fans. Shidd , Mimi got ppl that genuinely love her drunk ass & she out here fuking completely up . She's held to a higher standard.

  • puppylove

    In her defense her PR/Manager chick is a bitch.

  • Hummingbird_225

    Nothing new. Saw a performance of her years ago about 2005/06 it was on cable anywho she tried to show off her vocal skills by doing what Bey used to do with Dangerously in Love. I knew then her career was shot then. ?????

  • nucynu25

    I like Mimi..that voice will forever go down in histroy but the shit she doing right now is tacky asf . Celebrity is dying ..she supposed to be iconic mannnn

  • nucynu25

    true

  • Angela

    I think the poor little stink-stink is having an emotional Kanye breakdown...

  • puppylove

    I stopped reading after the &

  • Hummingbird_225

    ?? u ain't neva lied... now that was funny

  • nucynu25

    Bey sloppy ? Where ?

  • MystyBlu

    I don't know what she was thinking with that statement. Dick Clark ran that show for DECADES without fail. Their only competition really was the Fox show and that's only for a certain demographic. This is no fly by night production. That PR lady should've had a nap and thought that one over.

  • nucynu25

    she out here fuking completely up . She's held to a higher standard.

  • puppylove

    Nerp. Already had one eons before Ye. TRL july 2001

  • puppylove

    Hiding this comment.

  • nucynu25

    Cribs..Mimi was having break downs before it was cool.

  • nucynu25

    she out here fuking completely up . She's held to a higher standard.

  • nucynu25

    You need to see it Pupp

  • puppylove

    I don't like her.

  • MystyBlu

    THIS!!!! It's not just the NYE performance. She been wilding out (no pun) all year basically. The nonsense with Packer, the reality show, now this. She's acting out like a kid and it's not attractive at all. Love her but she's wrong right now and needs to get it together. She acts like she needs someone to talk to

  • That’s Interesting

    But she's a legend. Some people just want to see her. And she doesn't mess up all the time. If I was Mariah, at this point, I swear I wouldn't care. Nobody stays in their prime forever.

  • nucynu25

    Exactly...all yr ... she just been a drunken thot .

  • puppylove
  • MystyBlu

    I don't even know who she is but she stepped into a shytshow with this nonsense here. Either ignore that shyt and ride the news cycle out or admit Mariah could have done the soundcheck and apologize to the fans.

  • MystyBlu

    I almost forgot about her pulling a Jlo with her background dancer. Mimi needs a hug and some tough love from someone who can get her together. Legends dying daily in these streets and she's on some petty mess

  • puppylove

    Let me keep paddling down this river.

  • nucynu25

    She is a legend ..will never argue that . & you're absolutely correct no one stays in their prime but Mimi doing shit like she just entered the game . Her ass know better . If i was iconic as her I would not want to remembered as a drunk . When I think of Whitney I think " crack is wack . I do coke " even tho she was a legend . A spade is a spade.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Lorenz?

    I hope not?

  • S T

    ? thinking it and didn't wanna say it...??

  • Carolina Blue
  • puppylove

    But Mimi sings about her drunkenness.

  • nucynu25

    Whitney sung abt coke ..

  • Carolina Blue

    ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao

  • MystyBlu

    At this point Mimi is out here looking for attention. It's not cute to me. It's sad. She's too old for this look at me mentality. She needs to focus on her kids a minute and step out the spotlight. She's doing too much

  • puppylove

    Yup. Something is wrong in the camp. Which is why I am going do hard. She going through something.

  • MystyBlu

    Whitney sung while ON coke too ? I miss huh

  • S T

    DCP said, don't even try it Mimi!! We got mad receipts!! ?

  • puppylove

    Cause she didn't have background singers up there and we all know he would have......

  • puppylove

    Where?

  • n1kk1a

    Thank you for posting that!

  • nucynu25

    and i willl always love youuuuuuuuu..

  • nucynu25

    LMAO

  • That’s Interesting

    But Whitney is not, and will not, only be remembered for the drug use. She's not nor will she be the last star to die from drugs, and that's not the only thing any of them are remembered for. History is much more forgiving then you seem to think. Also Mariah lip syncing and what happened with Whitney are not even close. I mean look at Marily Monroe's legacy. Mariah is GOOD???

  • puppylove

    Lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chick body snatched ... all I got for this... ?

  • Meme

    Agreed plus I think she's earned her diva status she's been livo since the 80s. The way she acts is all part of the showman ship. And even thoe she didn't perform it was still a memorable night for all...even us and we weren't there!

  • nucynu25

    Talking bout her being a drunk ..which is just as bad as dope but I agree with you for the most pt .

  • Carolina Blue

    Thats all that matters!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ??

  • That’s Interesting

    I agree. We know what to expect from her at this point and it really is part of her appeal????

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Yes!! She looked like a million bucks and was unbothered.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Her career is faaar from shot. Try again.

  • Carolina Blue

    Indeed!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Why does she need to bow out? Mimi is just getting started and her voice now is still better than 90% of the people out.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Crazy and all she's still fabulous

  • Lolalao

    People keep bringing up Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande..Smh Yes, they can sing, but they aren't making music that will last a lifetime. They will not reach icon status..

  • i troll it like i see it

    If she was going to "lip sync" as you stated, things probably would have worked out. The track would have been loud enough for her to follow. In this case, she was going to SING along with the track lightly playing in her ear in order to keep everything going smoothly and on que, as it gets loud at shows like this. That's where there is a huge misunderstanding. She was not trying to "pull a milli vanilli." She was actually going to sing but the audio was all messed up, she could not hear herself and stay on que. it's not really that hard to understand.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I agree, now the sound engineer, their career may be shot after this.

  • MystyBlu

    Heyyyyy Vanna! Happy New Year Hon! Hope all is well with you

  • i troll it like i see it

    Exactly! Gloria Estefan is a HUGE star for decades now, how do people not know that?!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Happy new year! I hope u had a great holiday

  • MystyBlu

    I did! It was just over too soon. Back to reality ?

  • Cie Be

    I have one question....Ummm, how does one not know the words or can't ad lib, a song they wrote??? I'm would think Mariah Carey could sing any of her songs (A cappella), or standing on her head....besides, I know the words to my favorite song, and when I turn the music down, Ill still be on beat when I turn the music back up....please explain her (Mariah's) logic....I'll wait for a response!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She will always be an icon and Mimi and at her prime was a beast but it's time chile time..
    It was sad to witness emm though I've seen it before....

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    She needs to go sit her old spoiled ass down and take credit for her greatness of the past if working to be great in the present is too much for her. Brat

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ...With a dayum rod in her back.

    You know that woman coulda had Artha all up in there.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    HA!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~stank face~

    ?...?

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    It's time to produce!

  • imright

    shes determined to ruin her legacy ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Chile she test everybodies. I was about to e- shank her last week. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I see what you did there. ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Chile...

  • Michelle

    Maybe if she put as much effort into her vocals as she did to look like a two dollar ho, she wouldn't have these problems.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    They wrote that statement like it was Mariah Carey first ever performance.

    I do believe she got set up.... Time will tell or won't just like Kim K's robbery...

  • KcoolMuziq

    Also to her defense. Most of the tracks they played during the suppose fiasco was instrumental. Which does prove she was going to sing. Also the little vocals she did sing sounded great! But the way she handled it was VERY unprofessional for a woman with her years in the business.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    How was she set up? Why do you need a teleprompter to sing YOUR songs? You're Mariah effing Carey you could've acapella.ed your songs. Don't blame the network for your laziness and rudeness for simply just not wanting to deliver because you prolly felt you didn't have to...

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    How do you know this? They haven't been around long enough to tell

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I mean Mariah had a great run, but what makes people appreciate a legend is when you let us remember you like that. Take your money, fame and go away...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Love Gloria. Old school song used to be Julie and Nico (now Sonny on GH) song on AMC back in day....The Words Get In The Way. My mother LOVED that song then. Chile we listened to Gloria and Miami Sound Machine HARDT

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Didn't Have To....or could not?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    That's been gone.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Maybe a little of both...

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Maybe a little of both...

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    No...she sounded hoarse, deep, and off.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    No...she sounded hoarse, deep, and off.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    You don't believe your own comment.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    You don't believe your own comment.

  • KcoolMuziq

    No she didn't. Stop hating! Mariah is a icon. It's not many if any left in her generation.

  • KcoolMuziq

    No she didn't. Stop hating! Mariah is a icon. It's not many if any left in her generation.

  • Tiffani Zumba

    He's cute..better than that Frankenstein guy.

  • Cici

    Mimi is wrong as the day is long for that, and if she doesn't want to put the work in then she needs to stop booking these shows. I was embarrassed and I wasn't even there. Smh

  • stacee

    In the words of Allen Iverson ,"practice,it's just practice".

  • barbeez

    Another site is reporting that she rehearsed the vocals live and they were a mess. She was told it would be fixed. She only used a stand-in for the dancing. I hate to say it but it seems a little odd that they couldn't get the sound together. I mean...they've been doing the show forever.

  • Mrs Mary

    First of all Mariah Carey will ALWAYS have music playing in my vehicles house and wherever else music is played!!!! She will ALWAYS be a LEGEND!!!! #next

  • bella28498 .

    All that drinking ruined her voice. Mariah Carey literally sound no better than I do when trying to sing her songs. I was embarrassed for her.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Hunny all Mimi needs is the right producer. This is the woman with the most #1s in HISTORY. IN HISTORY. The talent is there and is unchanged. She had a number one within the past 8 years and some of y'all favs can't even say that. Most of y'all are jealous of her. Count her sales. Mariah is PROVEN 100 X's over. What does she have to prove at this point?Shes won every award..artist of the decade..artist of the year..she's broken every record. This bitch has passed or is tied with Elvis and the Beatles! There is no better female dead or alive. That's not an opinion..that is carved in REAL NUMBERS via sales and charts. So I have to ask you, "Do you really believe she needs to hang it up?" You should be lucky she is sharing her talent with you at this point in her life..because she really doesn't need to. Take care.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Or don't listen. But don't detract from the people that STILL love her around the world. The idea of a comeback and hanging it up is something Americans think. In other parts of the world people are just happy to have the artist and enjoy the music. Who do you think you are? Maybe someone thinks you should hang it up. When you have ACCOMPLISHED 1/1000000th of what Mariah has done then you are allowed to have an opinion.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    You're taking this way too serious when its really not and you don't know what I've done. I'm speaking in general with Mariah as the example, you're dismissed...

  • Locapoca

    Let me just say that WAS NOT the Mariah that Im used to. as many already said I was so embarrassed for her! ?? I was looking at her perform like

    http://popcrush.com/files/2015/05/mariah-carey-i-dont-know-her.gif

  • Low E. TUH!

    ON SOME MARIAH ISHT!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I'm taking it seriously because this woman's music has gotten me through a lot of stuff and is part of the reason why I'm alive today. It's reality.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    https://youtu.be/PYEsBmrKVnI Here are the receipts. Artist of the DECADE.

  • IAmLegend

    Lol

  • Sugar Collins

    LOL

  • NeverSurprised

    MARIAH CAREY'S MANAGER, STELLA BULOCHNIKOV, SPEAKS TO ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED NEW YEAR'S EVE http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/02/mariah-carey-nye-what-really-happened/

    Carey’s manager Stella Bulochnikov, who was by the singer’s side at the event, runs through what went down Saturday in detail to try and clear up the conflicting accounts about the ABC performance —

    ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So first, let’s talk about the rehearsal. There are anonymous production sources quoted as saying Carey skipped it?

    STELLA BULOCHNIKOV: Not true. Not only did she not ditch rehearsal, we got to Times Square at 2:30. They weren’t ready for her until 3:20. We waited around for their stage manager. We had the stage from 3:20 to 3:50. She had a dance stand-in for the musical number. She sat on the side of the stage with her ear-pack and her in-ears and her microphone to make sure she could do the sound check. The most important thing to her was the sound. The sound was coming in choppy. She was assured it would work by the evening.

    She did an interview with Ryan Seacrest at about 10:35 where her in-ear was very choppy. She could barely hear Ryan. She was struggling to hear him through the noise of Times Square.

    We then went to [producer] Mark Shimmel’s assigned talent executive to Mariah. And I said, “Her in-ears do not work, it’s choppy, we need new ears for the performance.” She said, “Those are not the ears she’ll be working with for the performance. The ears she will be working with are in the trailer.” We went to the trailer at 10:45. She did touch-ups because she’s supposed to go on at 11:38. We put in the ears and did the mic pack. We walked to the holding tent about 11:20. We told both stage managers — remember this is not our production team, we’re out-sourcing our team which we never do — we told them the mic pack is not working. She can’t hear it, it’s faint. They brought her a new one, and that one didn’t work either, the mic pack was dead. They changed the battery pack. She said she still couldn’t hear. The second stage manager said, “It doesn’t work here in the tent, it will work on the stage.” She said, “Great, let’s go to the stage.”

    It’s now four minutes to showtime. She says, “I hear nothing in my ears, my ears are dead.” The other stage manager says, “It will work right when we go live.” Then things start to get chaotic. They start counting her down — four minutes, three minutes. Mariah: “I can’t hear.” Them: “You’re gonna hear when it goes live — two minutes!”

    So, right when it goes live, she can’t hear anything. The ears are dead. They’re dead. So she pulls them out of the ear because if the artist keeps them in their ears then all she hears is silence. Once she pulled them off her ear she was hoping to hear her music, but because of the circumstances — there’s noise from Times Square and the music is reverberating from the buildings — all she hears is chaos. She can’t hear her music. It’s a madhouse. At the point, there’s no way to recover.

    On the third song when she could hear her track playing it was so bad she said, “F— it, I’ve had enough.”

    EW: Was there an attempt from her team to get her off the stage earlier? At one point one of her backup dancers seemed to motion her to get off the stage.

    SB: She should have walked off and thrown the mic at somebody’s head — that would have been a great moment. After the show, I called Mark Shimmel — who begged her to do the show and had her cut her vacation short from Aspen. This is a verbatim conversation. I asked, “What happened?” He said, “I just talked to my guys and I confirmed her in-ears didn’t work. Couldn’t she just wing it?” I’m like, “What are you talking about ‘winging it’? Are you on glue?” He’s like, “What do you want me to do?” I said, “I want you to cut the West Coast feed.” He calls me back and says, “We can’t do it.” So I’m like, “You would prefer to air a show with technical glitches so you can have a viral moment rather than protect the integrity of your show and Dick Clark Productions?” He said, “We just won’t do it. Do you want to do a joint statement?” And I said, “No, I want you to go f— yourself.” And that was it. I don’t think it was an unfair ask to ask them to cut [the segment from] the West Coast feed after they had this huge mechanical glitch.

    EW: What happened with Carey after she left the stage?

    SB: She was gracious enough to walk over to Seacrest and do the ball-drop moment and then she left.

  • Tee Bullock

    LMAO, yes because she has all of that money and looks so cheap! I do like her though, just need to be classier!

  • Sugar Collins

    Damn...welp hope she got paid...that's all I can say.

  • nucynu25

    Poor tink

  • http://www.2hilarious.com/ 2Hilarious

    Mariah CAREy had a tough year. She shouldn't have accepted to go on stage at that period And enjoy holidays with her kids.

    She has a great voice, great vocals, sometimes you better recognize that it's too much!

    That was too much!!!

  • Look@m3

    Epic. I love him for that foolishness lmbo

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I like Mariah. She is bratty though.

  • Empress

    Miss Mariah, when you came to Jamaica for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues you were cold, rude, and terrible and couldn't even keep up with your lip sink tracks. I'm still mad! You need to stop it and just sit home posting selfies with your boobs hanging out and taking care of those cute twins your "live" performances are terrible. I'm starting to wonder what is going on with you and Alicia Keys vocal chords. What the hell happened?

  • Anji

    Not a MC fan, but stage mgr was dead wrong saying it doesn't work in the tent but....On the other hand "wingin' it" is a term used by professionals who know how to keep the show going on, key word being show. I still train performers to act as if all electronics fail. It's how I was trained but folk get too grand. If she missed sound check it's mostly her fault.

  • che’lint

    Loca ????

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Anything for you is my ish

  • the guest

    What her manager is saying is exactly what happened and it's obvious in the video that she could not hear the in-ear mic. She should have immediately left the stage but Mariah has low self esteem and should not have been playing that uncouth event to begin with.

    A Pavorotti, Price, Horne, Bottecelli, Mitchell, Baez, Dylan, Franklin etc. would never play that tacky event. Mariah Carey doesn't have to be nice or apologize for a wrong against her to be wrong. What happened is wrong. It is a glimmer of self esteem that she brushed it off and kept moving.

    Mariah Carey didn't have to identify with or work with black, hip hop, or urban pop music community which is the real reason she and Tommy Mottola divorced. He envisioned her as a female Frank Sinatra but she had something to prove. Truth is as a female Frank Sinatra she would have been even wealthier and more respected. She darn sure wouldn't be in a body suit at 47 in Times Square on NYE.

    But Mariah possesses tremendous white guilt and spent her entire career seeking the racial and cultural approval of black people. She's not black, her father is not back, he's of some African decent.

    The point is just be herself and sing and stop with the pseudo sister girl personality. Her identity crisis is the real reason why James Packer didn't marry her because she's a near 50 year old wanna be "wigger" which is actually insulting to black people. Black folks are capable of enjoying music made by all kinds of people.

    If she knew herself and her worth, she wouldn't still have hip hop back up dancers and she wouldn't be playing the tacky Dick Clark NYE special in Times Square.

    Mariah Carey needs a new musical direction suited to her talent and age. Why is she singing with tracks anyway. If she can't hit trick-pony notes anymore so what. Strictly orchestras and live music and sing Jazz, blues, standards, folk music and play only exclusive elite venues.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Love her lots too, and " words get in the way" is a beautiful song...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Laziness will get you every time!

  • tisha

    That's what I was going to say her and Alicia voice has drastically change and not for the good their live performances sounds horrible

  • sunni_daze

    This gave me all I needed to end 2016. I slid to the floor with laughter.

  • Carolina Blue

    Oh damn i mustve been drunk. Bey is my slow boo...?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Mariah's time is done. She can't walk by herself (lush) and she been lip singing since 2001.Her voice is about as gone as those nude stockings she wear wit open toed shoes smh

  • Nataliegaye

    Mariah should put the blame squarely on her management team, Stella whatever her name is. Mariah CANNOT perform outside in the cold, her vocal chords can't take that stress so why even book the gig and set her up to lip sync in the 1st place. She needed to be one of those guest that were performing indoors in a controlled environment and if she wanted to participate and then come outside to chat it up with Ryan after the performance. Then Stella is blaming Dick Clark production of sabotage like they have a vested interest to do that.

  • Rayne

    Mariah needs to take responsibility for herself. She sucked. Fawk all that other shitx. You did it to ya self. I saw it we all saw it.

  • Nataliegaye

    I agree. I feel her management team should know that Mariah is a singer and not a performer and her vocal chords cannot take those types of elements so why even set her up to do that stupid show to begin with. I felt bad for her because I could see from jump she was having sound issues, you could see her dancers were concerned also. This was a failure in management through and through. A more seasoned team wouldn't have even let her get through the initial sound check with this mess

  • tintin

    well she' coming to Toronto soon and good luck to anyone that buys tickets for this "atrocity" this has been her story for like her last 4 performances. She's ridiculous. Give it up

  • pecancandy

    Mariah will still be tryna sing when she is 84 with old saggy titties spilling out of a leotard.

  • the guest

    I agree with you in return. Her management failed her terribly. They should have turned down the offer to begin with. When the producers begged, she should have stood firm refusing the offer.

    No more concerts, strictly exclusive venues, and a new stylist for Mariah in 2017.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    The way they were smiling and dragging Mariah around that stage was what really made me laugh. Seeing Mariah act like that was her first ever technical malfunction was sad, though. I still say she should've just blamed it on the alcohol. Her fans would've understood.

  • S. Williams

    she's an unprofessional mess. plain and simple. the woman has destroyed the very thing that made her [possibly] a legend. she will forever go down in history for her strong vocals and whistle registry BUT she has killed her career. I remember when she would be on stage in shsabby outfits and just SANG. now she out here dressed like an entertainer when THAT she is NOT. you can't move to the groove of your beat. stand, sing your soul out, and do a few hair flips. you will still be Mimi

  • S. Williams

    for the last 4yrs

  • S. Williams

    it's not a matter of never playing her music but she is destroying her legend status. you know who protected his voice at ALL times? Michael Jackson. Prince would NEVERRRR. Ray Charles has hits from songs made on the spot, musicians and background singers making up words and performing as they go even when things failed bc that's what Legends do. Patti would've sang the ABCs and made you cry. Mariah has gotten too cocky and she' trying to keep up when she doesn't need to. At this point, she can stop with all the "I don't know her" crap and needs to get to know a vocal coach, get to know AA, and sing. She doesn't ever have to sing again she just wants to be seen and it's doing more bad than good

  • more

    lmaoooooooooo!

  • more

    Ya it looks like she may have a drinking problem because that would be the only thing we can explain why she can't walk without two people holding her up

  • A D N

    It was very embarrassing and I wasn't performing. She'll survive by dressing as an entertainer and not a pop star. Wear pant suits or jumpsuits or gowns.

  • S. Williams

    talent can ALWAYS stay in the prime even if the artist is of a time that's unappreciated by younger listeners. MJ never had an album like Off the Wall. that album ppl consider his "prime" but his VOCAL ABILITY soared!!!!! Invincible was some of his best vocal work. his voice was ALWAYS ready to show and prove that he earned his spot. Prince is another one. Ray Charles. Stevie Wonder. Patti Labelle. Gladys Knight. MJB. Earth Wind & Fire. Chaka Khan. They are far from their "prime" as we define it but they're voices never wane. Mimi is past her prime as far as popularity but her voice could have ALWAYS remained and it isn't here anymore. She's starting to focus more on showmanship than what put her in the game in the first place. No one EVER asked Mimi to be a performer. We just love to hear her. It's like if Adele started coming out in leotard. We don't want that nor need it bc she's not that kind of artist. Mimi isn't a performer. She is a singer and she is tarnishing her image and making it so all these Ariana Grande stans have some legs to stand on when arguing comparisons. If Mimi stuck to maintaining her craft none of these teeny boppers could have the upper hand in vocal ability but in today, not the 90s, Mimi can stop with the shade bc she's ruined her voice. Period

  • S. Williams

    and she too got embarrassed at the awards when she had to put her mic in the audience for a fan to BLOW IT AWAY!!!!!!

  • S. Williams

    thank you for naming someone other than beyonce LOl ppl act like we wanna hear her ass all the time when there are PLENTY of artists, new artists at that, who are GREAT performers. i'll take MNEK, One Republic, Skrillex, hell even Rae Sremmurd lol

  • S. Williams

    Mimi not a performer so I won't even compare with Bey. I put Mimi in with Patti Labelle mainly bc she was holding it DOWN and Patti was still going strong. Mimi should've killed the music, sang acapella, looked pretty, then fired everyone. sit on a stool, put on yo shades, whip the hair a la Willow Smith and keep it classy

  • FlyMiss

    I love me some (90s) Mariah but she needs to retire now

  • Candance

    She did mention that she didn't do sound check. Oh well Mariah like you said S*** Happens!

  • Hummingbird_225

    My OPINION.. no I won't try again. From what MY eyes saw and MY ears heard it was shot. Thanks for your opinion but it's not needed or wanted ???

  • PK

    Can't stand her diva ass - all she needed to say was cut the track and sang acapella if she is so damn talented. Instead she whined and had attitude like a 12 year old in a see thru leotard. Please sit down Felicia.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You're a broke NOBODY. YOUR OPINION DONT MEANSH!T.

  • chococherry

    I kind of like her reality show. You get to see a softer side of mimi.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I should be lucky or YOU SHOULD BE? Never said that she didn't "used" to have talent. Her performance speaks for itself. The end.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Quit hatin? Lmao....she didnt even finish her performance....and the few notes that she managed to hum.....sounded like she smokes. God gives..and God can take it away too. Happy New Year to you!!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Did you even research the story jackass? The production crew sent her out on stage intentionally with dead ear monitors. That's like sending a pilot on the runway with no radio communication. She has proof and is filing a lawsuit. It had nothing to do with her part. Do you really think she would have been asked to perform at the biggest event of the year with no talent? You can't do what she does even on her worst day. So STFU.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Did you even research the story jackass? The production crew sent her out on stage intentionally with dead ear monitors. That's like sending a pilot on the runway with no radio communication. She has proof and is filing a lawsuit. It had nothing to do with her part. Do you really think she would have been asked to perform at the biggest event of the year with no talent? You can't do what she does even on her worst day. So STFU.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I dont respond to name calling, ignorance, and just plain disrespect.I never claimed to be a singer.....Mariah Carey did. May God bless you and your foul mouth in this new year. Hopefully he will help you find "class". Happy New Year!

  • Hummingbird_225

    ???mad much about a post LOL! Grow up. U don't even know me to state that I'm broke. I'm gonna do this with someone I will NEVER meet. Have a great life ??

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well clearly you know who Mariah is. I know who Mariah is. But neither she nor I know who you are. You are an unknown. So type away clown. I can tell you broke cause a rich person..or wealthy ...has money on their mind. They don't have time to worry about the next person.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well you just responded jackass so clearly you do respond to name calling and whatever else.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I feel sorry for your mother.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It wasn't that bad. I thought she handeled it like a seasoned professional. At least she didn't walk off like many others would have done. I do think she needs to sit down somewhere. With a name like hers she could put out an album and would sale without having to preform. I believe her problem is her team. Thay got her gassed. MiMi drip that whole team and get people thats gonna be there to do a job and not there to just say they work for Mariah Carey