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Mariah Carey bids adieu to social media over disastrous NYE performance

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 05:29 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], January 10 (ANI): Things are not at all going well for Mariah Carey, it seems!

After an embarrassing New Year's Eve performance and the backlash that followed, Carey called quits on social media.

In a recently released audio clip, the 47-year-old star said that she is taking break from 'media moments.'

"I'm gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments," she announced in an audio clip posted on Twitter.

In the audio statement, the 'Without You' songstress explained that she needs time for herself and her loved ones right now.

"Although I am going to fulfill my professional obligations, this is an important time for me to finally take a moment for myself and to deal with my loved ones and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March. I can't wait to sing for you again," she added.

The 'Touch My Body' artist, who reportedly is scheduled to return to stage on March 15, for her US tour, shared a few more feelings about the much discussed performance, saying, "I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve in New York in great spirit and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world"

In the statement, Carey, while opening up about the performance and her feelings surrounding the incident, claimed that she was "foiled" by her production team.

"It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues, who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control," she added, "Listen guys, they foiled me. Thus, it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me. .I cannot deny that my feelings are hurt, but I'm working through this and I'm truly grateful for my fans and my true friends who have been so supportive in this time."

However, Carey's Twitter and Instagram accounts are yet to be deleted.

For the unversed, basically footage of the ' Emotions' singer's embarrassing lip-syncing efforts at the New Year's Rockin' Eve gig in Times Square was seen around the world, which followed much trolls and criticism. (ANI)

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