The singer appeared to suffer with technical difficulties during her New Year's Eve performance
2017 got off to a rocky start for the elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey after technical difficulties saw her abandon her New Year's Eve concert in New York.
During her headline performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, the singer stopped singing her song "Emotions," paced the stage and told the audience to finish the lyrics for her.
"I'm trying to be a good sport here," she told the crowd.
At the end of her performance she abruptly walked off stage and signed off with: "It just don’t get any better."
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle. pic.twitter.com/8179cHu7jA— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 1, 2017
A representative for the singer confirmed there were technical difficulties.
Carey took to Instagram after the performance saying, "Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
Social media reacted accordingly to the performance.
I think Russia hacked Mariah Carey's microphone. Knock it off Putin, you're taking it a bit too far...— Mike Melliza (@TheMelliz) January 1, 2017
mariah carey's record label after her performance tonight: pic.twitter.com/vqfCeJJg4z— ㅤ (@explicitlyag) January 1, 2017
I tried to sing along to Mariah Carey but even Mariah Carey can't sing along to Mariah Carey— amber g (@Ambergeckle) January 1, 2017
OMG Mariah Carey was like that one person in a group project who didn't do any of the work and now has to present the whole project— Stallone Tjia (@Stallonation) January 1, 2017
Listen, Mariah Carey survived Glitter. CLEARLY yall dont know who yall are fuvking with.— Ghengis Kellz (@KMJeezy) January 1, 2017