Mariah Carey on her New Year’s Eve performance fail: ‘I blame everybody’

Mariah Carey at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 17, 2015. (Photo credit: Tinseltown/
Photo credit: Tinseltown/

Why take responsibility when you can blame everybody else?

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, pop diva Mariah Carey did just that, while recounting her unforgettable 2017 New Year’s Eve performance. “It was a mess, and I blame everybody,” the Grammy winner confessed. “And I blame myself for not leaving after rehearsal.”

“I used to get upset by things,” the songstress continued. “This was out of my control, and had everything not been such a total chaotic mess, then I would have been able to make something happen. Even the dancers should have stopped dancing and helped me off the f—ing stage. I’m sorry.”

It’s been more than two months since Carey, 46, kicked off 2017 on a sour note, while performing on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.” Despite her best efforts to follow through with the performance, fans on social media criticized the mother of two, claiming that the event pretty much summed up how a majority of Americans felt with Donald Trump’s inauguration looming closer and closer — absolutely dreadful.

Meanwhile, the “Mariah’s World” reality star tells the mag, that she’s doing her best to move on. “I don’t even want to bring this up too much, but whatever, we’re obviously talking about it, the New Year’s Eve situation — that couldn’t be helped,” she shared. “It’s just something where if I can’t explain it to the entire world, then they’re not going to understand it because it’s not what they do. Just like I wouldn’t understand somebody who had a desk job and how to do that. I couldn’t.”

Of course, with a new romance on the horizon, the “Obsessed” singer shouldn’t have any difficulty doing just that. Last week, Carey confirmed she’s got a new man. As previously reported, the rumor mill has been buzzing for weeks that Carey and her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka are a hot new item; but it wasn’t until recently that she gave fans what they wanted — a little confirmation.

“I’m just going to be like, ‘I really don’t talk about my personal life.’ Because that’s what I used to do and it really worked for a minute, back, a while ago,” she revealed, admitting she’s learned the hard way to keep her love life private. “I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life. … Me and my boyfriend don’t want to do that.”

As for whether fans are going to buy her latest round of excuses, we assume they’ll forget all about her epic NYE fail as soon as she stops talking about it.

What are your thoughts on Carey blaming “everyone,” for her flop? Sound off in the comment section below.

R. Hawkins
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