The controversy surrounding Mariah Carey's New Year’s Eve disaster refuses to die down.
Now the singer has released a statement claiming her performance in New York City was 'foiled' by the production team.
She also announced plans to take a break from the spotlight after her Times Square show was plagued with a series of embarrassing glitches.
"It's a shame we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalise on circumstances beyond our control," Mariah said.
"It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and to be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, the freezing cold, the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all.
“Listen guys, they foiled me. Thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to celebrate the new year with me.”
She added: "I haven't really addressed the situation that happened on New Year's Eve and in time I will. I want everyone to know I came to New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world."
Dick Clark Productions, which produced the show, previously denied claims Mariah's performance was sabotaged.