Nine days after Mariah Carey's cringe-worthy performance at the New Year's Eve celebration in Time's Square, the singing icon took to social media to share her side of the story on what went wrong during the performance.
In the video (posted above) Carey reinforces the claim initially made by her team that technical difficulties were to blame for the six minute performance, which started off with a bang and ended with a fizzle.
"It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control," Carey said in the video.
Carey went on to insinuate the snafu may have been a calculated effort to embarrass her.
"Listen, guys—they foiled me. Thus, it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me."
Dick Clark Productions, the company behind the annual NYE shindig issued a statement to E! News denying Carey and her camp's accusations:
"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."
The organization went on to admit technical difficulties do happen in live TV, but refused to say what exactly caused the technical issues during Carey's 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," the production company went on to say in the statement.
Carey said she plans to take a break from the spotlight to prepare for her summer tour.
As someone who has been performing for decades and kicking butt at her Las Vegas residency, we find it hard to believe she'd deliberately throw a performance.
Still--technical difficulties at Dick Clark's NYE? He's probably turning over in his grave over this!