Mariah Carey’s Manager Blames ‘Rockin’ Eve’ Producers For Disastrous Performance
Mariah Carey‘s manager Stella Bulochnikov blames Dick Clark Productions for the singer’s disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
In a statement to Billboard, Stella says that Mariah notified stage producers ten minutes prior that she couldn’t hear through her in-ear monitors, only to be told that the problem will be fixed. From there, Stella asked Dick Clark’s Mark Shimmel to remove the performance from the Rockin’ Eve West Coast feed. Shimmel told her that wasn’t possible.
“I asked him why would they want to run a performance with mechanical glitches unless they just want eyeballs at any expense,” Stella says.
Dick Clark Productions responded immediately. “To suggest that dcp, 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,” a statement reads.
You may recall that, during the telecast, Mariah asked, “Turn these monitors on, please,” while refusing to sing. Yet by comparison, her own response in the aftermath — “Shit happens” — seems downright mature. In case you missed it, see her response below.