We're only four days into 2017, and Mariah Carey has already had an eventful year. She rang in the new year with an epically disastrous lip-synched performance on New Year's Rockin' Eve, which her team blamed on Dick Clark Productions' sabotage in order to manufacture a "viral moment."
The production team fired back, calling such accusations "absurd," so, of course, Mariah did a tell-all interview with Entertainment Weekly to set the record straight.
Here's what we learned.
She was "mortified" — and thinks Dick Clark would have been too.
"All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business," she told EW. "I'm of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time."
Dammnnn, using the late TV icon's memory to drag the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve team. Mariah's not messing around.
This little hiccup won't stop her from doing a live event in the future.
"It's not going to stop me... But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team," the Grammy-winning singer explained.
She still loves her ~true fans~.
"My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact," she said, "because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve."
While an onstage embarrassment might not have been the ideal way to ring in 2017, we're guessing she'll have (mostly) forgotten all about it by next NYE. As a wise woman once tweeted:
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
And on the bright side, it's no longer 2016! (h/t entertainment weekly)