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Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Fail Was Sabotage, Manager Says

Just when we thought the chaos of 2016 had ended, Mariah Carey happened, making the final hours of the torturous year truly memorable.

During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," the singer had a very public mishap with a faulty mic, causing her to stumble along to her hits "Emotion" and "We Belong Together" when she apparently couldn't hear the backing track.

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And naturally, her team has an explanation for this cringeworthy performance: sabotage.

Stella Bulochnikov, the pop star's manager, explained everything to Us Weekly on January 1:

OH, SNAP! Those are fighting words.

Bulochnikov stood by her girl and continued to throw some accusatory shade, adding,

Mariah was seemingly less affected by the performance. She took to Twitter to wish everyone a happy new year... and let them know that this crap happens sometimes.

It is what it is, right? Mariah's got bigger fish to fry.

Dick Clark productions also released a statement about the incident:

Sooo ... who do you believe?

We're willing to bet Mariah's next headline will leave her NYE performance in the past — for her sake.

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Citations: Mariah Carey's Team Claims Singer Was Sabotaged to Get Ratings for New Year's Eve Show (US Weekly)