Mariah Carey's NYE performance fallout continues, singer's camp and producers swap blame


"Sh*t happens," as Mariah Carey quipped, but it rarely happens to her.

The fallout continues from the star's technical difficulties during her performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday night, with a source telling ET that Carey is upset with host Seacrest for his lack of support during the incident as her team continues to slam Dick Clark Productions.

"She was so upset with Ryan she couldn't even bear to stand next to him when they were scheduled to at the ball drop and walked off," the source says. "Her team feels he should have come out on stage and helped her instead of leaving her to deal with it on stage by herself. It wasn't gentlemanly or professional."

See photos from the uncomfortable performance:

12 PHOTOS
Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance
See Gallery
Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

WATCH: Mariah Carey Plagued by Technical Difficulties During Live New Year's Eve Performance

Carey announced, "We can't hear," during her performance of "Emotions" on Saturday, before falling out of sync with the music on "We Belong Together." She eventually dropped her microphone and walked off stage while ABC cut away to screaming fans.

The singer took to Twitter later that night to address the snafu, writing simply, "Sh*t happens."

"Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017," she added.

WATCH: Inside Mariah Carey and Boyfriend Bryan Tanaka's 'Romantic' Aspen Getaway

"There was a production issue. Technical difficulties. There unfortunately was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances," Carey's reps told ET at the time.

"Mariah noticed something was wrong," Carey's manager, Stella Bulochnikov, told ET on Monday. "She told the stage manager. They changed the mic pack out twice for her inner ear. And they told her that the frequency was off but that it would be on when she got on the stage."

"I don't think Mariah was deliberately set up to fail but they had major technical glitches," Bulochnikov explained, claiming Dick Clark Productions "sabotaged" Carey. "Their decision not to cut to commercial or cut the performance out of the west coast feed is in a way sabotaging as they wanted a viral moment."

See photos of Mariah Carey through the years:

18 PHOTOS
Mariah Carey through the years
See Gallery
Mariah Carey through the years
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend MTV First: Mariah Carey's 'You're Mine (Eternal)' music video world premiere at MTV Studios on February 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon (R) arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Nick Cannon (L) and Mariah Carey attend Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' New York premiere, hosted by TWC, DeLeon Tequila and Samsung Galaxy on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Samsung)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: TeenNick Chairman and HALO Awards host Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The show premieres on Monday, November 19th, 8:00p.m. (ET) on Nick at Nite. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Mariah Carey leaves the Beacon Theater on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Mariah Carey (L) and actor Jussie Smollett attend the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala 2015 at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Human Rights Campaign)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Singer Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 19: Singer Mariah Carey performs live during her 2014 China Tour on October 19, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - AUGUST 26: Mariah Carey sighting on August 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Singer Mariah Carey and actor Dwayne Johnson attend the after party for the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Hercules' at the Roosevelt Hotel on July 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - JUNE 17: Mariah Carey performs during Clear Channel Media And Entertainment And MediaLink Dinner at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on June 17, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Singer Mariah Carey announces the launch of her Go N'Syde bottle 'Butterfly' at the Saint Regis Hotel on June 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Honoring Our American Hero at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Mariah Carey performs during the World Music Awards at Monte Carlo Sporting Club, on May 27, 2014 in Monaco.  (Photo credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Mariah Carey appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
here's the cover of my new album #1 To Infinity! Pre-order tomorrow @ 10am ET on http://t.co/pJ1014UBpg #1toInfinity http://t.co/ffO32ha7f9
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

WATCH: Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Performance: Dick Clark Productions Denies Sabotage, Ryan Seacrest in Shock

Dick Clark Productions issued a statement on Sunday, defending the production against allegations of deliberate sabotage.

"To suggest that Dick Clark Productions, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rockin' Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd," the statement read.

"In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that Dick Clark Productions had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey's New Year's Eve performance," the statement continued. "We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry."

EXCLUSIVE: Mariah Carey Debunks the Most Persistent Rumors About Her

However, Bulochnikov is now firing back, claiming that the statement issued by Dick Clark Productions is simply "not true" in a statement to ET.

"[DCP producer] Mark Shimmel called immediately after the show and confirmed the inner ear piece didn't work. For them to deny it now is in direct contradiction to what he said and admitted on the phone," Bulochnikov says. "He asked us what we would like to be done about it, I said I'd like the West Coast feed cut. He said he'd call us back. He called me back and said they would not cut the West Coast feed. I asked why not and he said, 'We just can't.' He then asked if we could put out a joint statement. I told him [no]."

EXCLUSIVE: Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka Are in a 'Proper Relationship Now'


Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.