How does Mariah Carey feel about doing more live events after her disastrous New Year's Eve performance?
People are still talking about Carey's mishap on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, where the singer couldn't hear music in her earpiece and proceeded to walk awkwardly around the stage, talking over the music. Carey has mostly stayed silent over the past few days about the incident, but in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly she addressed how she feels now.
"All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business. I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time," Carey stated.
Carey's comments about Clark mirror what her team has been telling the press this week, with one of her representatives, Nicole Perna, telling Billboard that "production set her up to fail." Carey's manager, Stella Bulochnikov, made similar accusations, saying they informed the stage managers that there were in-ear issues, but they assured them that it would be fine.
Carey spoke on whether this makes her hesitant to perform at live events in the future:
"It's not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team," she admitted.
While Carey has been criticized and mocked on social media, the singer revealed that her fans have been supportive through this awkward week.
"My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve," she said.