First of all Mimi’s team let her down big time especially her shady manager. But that’s another story. The most talented artists always rehearse for a gig and do sound check before a performance. I do not know what Mimi was thinking. Come on now.
Back to the story. Mimi’s team throw the network underneath the bus over NYE’s performance disaster. Mimi might want to scale back on her diva antics because if she keeps plucking up like this. All Mimi’s hardwork in the industry will be tarnished because of this.
According to Page Six reports, Carey’s seething manager sent a letter on New Year’s Day to Dick Clark Productions, saying they set up the “Emotions” singer for failure by letting her take the stage before more than a million people in Times Square — and millions more watching from home — with malfunctioning sound equipment.
“You know her inner ears were NOT working and your entire production team did not set her up to win,” raged the singer’s manager Stella Bulochnikov to Mark Shimmel, whose company produced Carey’s TV nightmare, which was broadcast live on ABC.
“AND MARIAH KEPT TELLING THEM [something was wrong] ON STAGE IN REAL TIME,” Bulochnikov typed in all caps in a copy of the letter obtained by The Post.
“THEY KEPT IGNORING HER. SHE TOOK A HIT HONORING HER COMMITMENT TO YOU. I SHOULD HAVE PULLED HER OFF THE STAGE THIS IS SABOTAGE.”
She ended the letter by demanding a “formal apology” and saying they may pursue legal action if no mea culpa is forthcoming.
A source in Carey’s camp said she told the producers several times that her ear piece — though which the singer can hear her music and people talking to her — started malfunctioning during an interview with show host Ryan Seacrest before her performance.
A source told Billboard, But a production source paints a different picture, telling Billboard that Carey, “Had ample time to rehearse and chose not to.” The insider adds that Carey used a body double to rehearse in her place earlier on New Year’s Eve day and that, even though the singer did not do a vocal run-through, “all was working” on the technical side.