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Mariah Carey's Rep Claims Star Was 'Set Up To Fail' Ahead Of *That* NYE Performance

'She was not ‘winging’ this moment and took it very seriously.'

02/01/2017 9:41 PM AEDT | Updated 02/01/2017 9:41 PM AEDT

Mariah Carey’s representative has spoken out about that less-than-great New Year’s Eve lip-sync performance, claiming that the star is not to blame for what happened.

A video of Mariah’s performance on the catchily-titled ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ show quickly went viral for all the wrong reasons on Sunday (1 January), but apparently, Mariah wasn’t at fault. 

BWR-PR’s Nicole Perna has taken aim at the production company behind the show, slamming claims the ‘Fantasy’ superstar was unprepared and stating she rehearsed for three hours, without problems, the night before.

“She was not ‘winging’ this moment and took it very seriously,” she told Billboard. “[It’s] A shame that production set her up to fail.

“They told her it would be fine once she was on stage.

“However, that was not the case and they were again told that her ear piece was not working. Instead of endeavouring to fix the issue so that Mariah could perform, they went live.”

“Any allegations that she planned to lip sync are just adding insult to injury.”

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<strong>Mariah Carey</strong>

What a woman.

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