There is no other way to describe Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance other than “2016 worthy trash.” The R&B and Pop diva has since claimed that she was sabotaged for ratings, but the production company behind the show calls those claims “absurd.”
On Sunday (Jan. 1), Carey’s management sent a letter to Dick Clark Productions throwing them under the bus and demanding an apology.
Per Page Six:
Carey’s manager sent a letter on New Year’s Day to Dick Clark Productions, saying they set the “Emotions” singer up for failure by letting her take the stage before more than a million people in Times Square — and millions more watching at home — with malfunctioning sound gear.
“You know her inner ears were NOT working and your entire production team did not set her up to win,” the manager, Stella Bulochnikov, wrote to Mark Shimmel, whose company produced Carey’s TV nightmare, which was broadcast live on ABC.
“AND MARIAH KEPT TELLING THEM [something was wrong] ON STAGE IN REAL TIME,” Bulochnikov typed in all caps in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.
“THEY KEPT IGNORING HER. SHE TOOK A HIT HONORING HER COMMITMENT TO YOU. I SHOULD HAVE PULLED HER OFF THE STAGE THIS IS SABOTAGE.”
She ended the letter by demanding a “formal apology” and saying the singer may pursue legal action if no mea culpa is forthcoming.
However, Dick Clark Production has responded by essentially saying “kick rocks.”
“We pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists,” a DCP rep told The New York Post in a statement. “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.”
Sure, the lack of malfunctioning sound gear didn’t help. But Mariah Carey is going to have to hold this L, on her own.
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