“Shit happens,” the pop star tweeted out about 90 minutes after walking off ABC’s Times Square stage Saturday night.
In case you missed it, let’s just say Carey’s headlining performance of hit song “Emotions” didn’t exactly go according to plan. And let’s also just say you really need to click the “Also Read” below and watch the disaster unfold in video form.
Still, Carey’s not shook over what will go down in history as an all-time dropping-the-ball moment before the actual ball drop.
“Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!” an optimistic Carey added on Twitter, accompanying a GIF of herself. “Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
Here’s Mariah’s message to fans and haters alike:
Shit happens ???? Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!???? Here's to making more headlines in 2017 ???? pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
Carey’s performance suffered from an audio equipment malfunction. Apparently, the singer could not hear herself — or possibly anything — in the on-stage monitors. The rest of the world could sure hear the music and backing track however — including all those pre-recorded high notes.
While Carey’s back-up dancers kept doing their thing, the vocalist pretty much walked around the stage, repeatedly asking a technician to turn her speakers on. At one point she told the crowd, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
The 46-year-old invited those in midtown Manhattan to do the singing for her, concluding, “This was … amazing.”
It certainly was … something.