Mariah Carey shared a message with fans on Sunday saying she was taking break from social media after her New Year's Eve snafu in Times Square.
"I'm gonna take a break from media moments," Carey said. "Social media moments. Although I am going to fulfill my professional obligations, 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."
Carey stood by her belief that Dick Clark Productions, producers of "Rockin' Eve," sabotaged her performance.
"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."
"I haven't really addressed the situation of what happened on New Year's Eve and in time, I will," the "Fantasy" singer said. "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."
In the audio clip titled "In my own words," Carey also said: "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, in the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all."
As TooFab reported, Carey walked aimlessly around the stage during large portions of her "Rockin' Eve" performance because she claimed her earpiece was not working. Throughout the live gig, Carey told the audience she couldn't hear and was "trying to be a good sport."
"We didn't have a [sound]check for this song, so we'll just say it went to number one," she added.
Carey ended the performance by saying, "That was ... amazing," and "It just don't get any better," before walking offstage.
The singer's team placed the blame on producers of "Rockin' Eve," Dick Clark Productions, saying they intentionally sabotaged the pop diva.
In a statement obtained by TooFab, Dick Clark Productions denied allegations that its staff sabotaged Carey's performance in order to boost ratings.
"As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rockin' Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd."
"In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television," the statement continued, "an initial investigation has indicated that DCP had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey's New Year's Eve performance. We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry."
See the full video posted from Carey's Twitter (below).