Mariah Carey is still bitter about the way her 2017 kicked off with that disastrous New Year’s
She’s already parted ways with her longtime creative director, dancer and tour choreographer Anthony Burrell over the live disaster, and now the diva is blaming “everybody” from the production crew to the backup dancers in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
“I don’t even want to bring this up too much, but whatever, we’re obviously talking about it, the New Year’s
The singer re-iterated her previous defense that Dick Clark Productions refused to fix a problem with her in-ear monitors prior to the show (an accusation they’ve previously denied).
“It’s just something where if I can’t explain it to the entire world, then they’re not going to understand it, because it’s not what they do,” Carey continued. “Just like I wouldn’t understand somebody who had a desk job and how to do that. I couldn’t. I literally am incapable of being in the real world and surviving.”
While the “Glitter” singer said she doesn’t let drama like that get to her anymore, she’s not afraid to point the finger of blame at everyone … even her backup dancers.
“I used to get upset by things,” she said. “This was out of my control, and had everything not been such a total chaotic mess, then I would have been able to make something happen. Even the dancers should have stopped dancing and helped me off the f—ing stage.
“I’m sorry. It was a mess, and I blame everybody, and I blame myself for not leaving after rehearsal.”
In case you’ve forgotten, Carey suffered a particularly awkward audio malfunction on ABC’s “Dick Clark‘s New Year’s Rockin’
The singer couldn’t hear herself — but the rest of the world could sure hear the music and backing track for her hit single, “Emotions” — including all those pre-recorded high notes.
If you need a reminder of the debacle, watch the video courtesy of Rolling Stone below.