Listen up! Mariah Carey does not have time for anyone's games this year.
The 46-year-old award-winning singer put her calm, cool and collected side on display to close out 2016 after a botched live performance during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" in Times Square.
Apparently, Mariah's ear piece and mic pack were not working, which resulted in technical difficulties requiring the singer to, well, actually sing (instead of using the backing vocals to lip sync).
She had been performing her hit songs "Emotions" and "We Belong Together."
Perhaps Mariah Carey not actually singing isn't a big deal. I mean, she's not the only world-famous singer who can actually sing, but still lip syncs during live performances. It's part of the business.
After the epic fail, Carey took to Twitter to make it clear to her fans and everyone watching that "shit happens."
Here's the tweet.
Carey's manager Stella Bulochnikov then offered a drama-filled statement regarding the technical difficulties, saying,
If you haven't seen the "performance" for yourself, check it out below.
Now, Mariah Carey is speaking out beyond statements from her team and short, sweet tweets. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Carey recalled the NYE incident, admitting,
Is that "ALL" you can say, Mariah? Come on!
So, there you have it, folks. In case you were wondering how Mariah REALLY felt behind her nonchalant attitude regarding her flubbed performance to celebrate the new year, she was just as "mortified" as you were.
Here's to more success and no failures in 2017, Mariah!