Mariah Carey’s representative has spoken out about that less-than-great New Year’s Eve lip-sync performance, claiming that the star is not to blame for what happened.
A video of Mariah’s performance on the catchily-titled ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ show quickly went viral for all the wrong reasons on Sunday (1 January), but apparently, Mariah wasn’t at fault.
BWR-PR’s Nicole Perna has taken aim at the production company behind the show, slamming claims the ‘Fantasy’ superstar was unprepared and stating she rehearsed for three hours, without problems, the night before.
However, a source from the Dick Clark productions company has hit back, telling Variety: “To suggest that DCP, 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.
“In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television; however, an initial investigation has indicated that (Dick Clark Productions) had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance.
Meanwhile, the singer was busy addressing the incident on Twitter, shrugging it off in a fantastically Mariah fashion:
What a woman.