The hitmaker stormed off stage in front of millions of live TV viewers after her botched lip-syncing efforts on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square.
The 46-year-old has spoken out about her “horrible” start to 2017 after her manager accused Dick Clark Productions of “sabotaging” the set.
“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,” Mariah commented.
The mother-of-two continued: “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…
“It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.”
Mariah added during the interview with Entertainment Weekly: “It really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year’s Eve.”
It comes after manager Stella Bulochnikov reportedly questioned whether Dick Clark Productions would “would prefer to air a show with technical glitches [to] have a viral moment” However, Dick Clark Productions said 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.”
They added: “In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that DCP had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance.”
Mariah had initially responded to what happened via Twitter, posting: “S**t happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”