Mariah Carey provided the world with the final disaster of 2016 as she performed at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.”
Ever the diva, the 46-year-old pop star arrived at the event with her boyfriend and backup dancer, 33-year-old Bryan Tanaka, who carried Carey to the stage with the help of a friend.
Unfortunately for Carey, her beau couldn’t help her through the epic disaster that was her performance about 20 minutes before the famed ball dropped in Times Square.
The superstar singer had a tantrum on stage when the music for her hit “Emotions” played and she stomped around the stage like a petulant child because, she said, “‘We didn’t have a [sound] check for this song… we’re missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is. I’m just going to let the audience sing. We didn’t have a soundcheck for this New Year’s baby, it is what it is.”
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“Get these monitors on please,” she ordered.
The singer briefly tried to dance but gave that up and decided to have her dancers attempt to do a lift they had planned.
“I wanted a holiday too, can’t I just have one,” Carey, who reportedly has a net worth of $520 million, complained as the first song ended.
But things didn’t get better when the second song, “We Belong Together,” played.
Carey started out lip syncing to the music but then continued her tantrum as she stomped around the stage and moved the microphone away from her mouth as her voice continued to boom over the speakers making it known that she wasn’t singing live.
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She ended the performance being surrounded by feathers as she sarcastically declared “it just don’t get any better.
Hours later she posted to social media that “s**t happens” with seemingly little care that she made a fool out of herself in front of millions of viewers.
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
Social media users lambasted Carey.
Singer Josh Groban was one of them, but he later deleted his tweet that read “Any time one of the greatest voices of my generation lip syncs an angel loses its wings.”
He was kind compared to others who mocked the superstar.
Whatever is happening with this Mariah Carey concert on ABC is a more perfect ending to 2016 than anything I could have imagined
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) January 1, 2017
This Mariah Carey performance is truly the perfect representation of what a year 2016 was…
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 1, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Reliable sources report ISIS claims responsibility for Mariah Carey disaster in NYC #NewYearsEve #2017withmariah
— Zac Summers (@StalkedCargo) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey just puttin’ a perfect bow on 2016. That shit was performance art and whatnot.
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) January 1, 2017
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey’s debacle. pic.twitter.com/8179cHu7jA
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 1, 2017
Ashley Simpson can rest easy now. Mariah Carey just just outdid her on the worst lip sync disaster!!!
— Donna (@donna1986_donna) January 1, 2017
With 15 minutes left to 2016, you thought you’d seen the worst, then Mariah Carey happened #abcnye
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) January 1, 2017
Ohio State should thank Mariah Carey. They no longer have the worst performance of the night.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) January 1, 2017
With 15 minutes remaining, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey’s career
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 1, 2017
Mariah Carey in Times Square just now was 2016 in a nutshell.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 1, 2017
one day i would love to learn how to lip sing as terrible as mariah carey #nye2016
— gabriella demartino (@gabcake) January 1, 2017
Can we get Ashley Simpson and Milli Vannilli to join Mariah Carey for this amazing performance? #rockineve
— Karson Tager (@karsonwithak) January 1, 2017
We must demand justice for the Russians’ interference with Mariah Carey’s performance tonight.
— Daniel Friedman (@DanJFriedman) January 1, 2017
I’m pretty sure 2016 just killed Mariah Carey as the grand finale.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) January 1, 2017
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