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Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Mariah Carey tweeted an audio recording addressing her New Year's Eve performance


Just a week after Mariah Carey's trainwreck New Year's Eve performance in Time's Square, the pop diva is still sticking to the story that producers for Dick Clark Productions are to blame. 

Carey posted an audio recording to Twitter Sunday, addressing the performance in her "own words." 

In the nearly two-minute recording, Carey takes a deep breath before she begins describing what happened.

“I haven’t really addressed the situation that happened on New Year’s Eve, and in time I will,” she said. “But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year’s Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world. 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 then addressed the difficulties of performing live during an event like the New Year's Eve celebration in Time's Square.

“It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating especially when their ear monitors were not working at all,” Carey explained.

Then the hashtag she used in her tweet, #thefoilers, started to make sense.

“Listen, guys, they foiled me,” she concluded, adding that the performance was an opportunity to humiliate her.

If you happened to miss the whole debacle, here's a quick recap:

Carey basically spent six minutes pacing back and forth across the stage while singing portions of her most popular songs. Shortly after explaining to the audience that there were technical difficulties, she walked off the stage, saying, "It just don't get any better."

After the nightmare performance, Carey tweeted "S*** happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."

But hours later, her representatives accused Dick Clark Productions of not fixing technical issues before Carey's performance.

To that, Dick Clark Productions responded saying the claims were "defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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