Mariah Carey’s 2017 got off to a rocky start following that botched NYE performance in Times Square.
As an effort to regroup, the singer has announced she’s taking a bit of a break from media and social media by sharing an audio message on Twitter.
“I haven’t really addressed the situation that happened on New Year’s Eve, and in time I will, but for now I want everyone to know that I came to New Year’s Eve in New York in great spirits and I was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world,” she said. “It’s a shame we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control.”
She continued, “It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating — especially when their ear monitors were not working at all. Listen, guys. They spoiled me. Thus, it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those excited to ring in the new year with me.”
Mariah added that while her “feelings are hurt,” she’s thankful for the support from her family, friends, and fans.
“I’m gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments,” she said. “Although I am going to fulfill my professional obligations. This is an important time for me to finally take a moment for myself, to be with my loved ones, and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March.”
Listen to Mimi’s note below.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 8, 2017