Mariah Carey is going into greater detail on how she felt about the disastrous Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve performance.
Carey posted an audio message on Twitter Sunday, revealing her true thoughts on her now infamous New Year's Eve performance in Times Square.
"I haven't really addressed the situation of what happened on New Year's Eve and in time, I will," Carey says in the message. "But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world. It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues that chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control."
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 8, 2017
In large part, Carey's message echoes what her representatives have been telling the media in the days following the performance. Dick Clark Productions was accused of exploiting Carey's humiliating moment for ratings, as well as just incompetent in general.
"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," she says. "I cannot deny that my feelings were hurt, but I'm working through this and I'm truly grateful for my fans and my true friends who have been so supportive during this time."
Then, Carey reveals that she will be taking a break from "media moments, social media moments" and while she would still be fulfilling her "professional obligations", she explains how "this is an important time for me to finally take a moment for myself and to deal with my loved ones and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March ... I can't wait to sing for you again."
It's been a rough couple years for Carey and live performances. The singer was criticized for not performing her iconic song "All I Want for Christmas is You" very well on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center special back in 2014.