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Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve performance: 'They foiled me'

Posted January 8
Updated January 9

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016, file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. Mariah Carey blamed producers for her bungled performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” saying, “They foiled me.” Carey said on her Twitter page Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, that the show’s production team had technical issues and that her ear monitors didn’t work. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

— Mariah Carey is blaming producers for her bungled performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," saying, "They foiled me."

Carey says on her Twitter page that the show's production team had technical issues and her ear monitors didn't work. Carey stopped singing during her live New Year's Eve set as pre-recorded vocals continued to play behind her.

"Thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me," she says in the minute-and-a-half long audio statement posted Sunday with the hashtag #thefoilers. A Carey spokeswoman confirmed the authenticity of the post.

Carey says "my feelings are hurt, but I'm working through this." She goes on to say that she plans to take a break from "media moments and social-media moments" as she prepares for her March tour.

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  • Linda Tally Jan 13, 5:56 p.m.
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    So get on with living and hush about it, okay? Enough!