After the singer seemingly forgot the words to her own song Emotions during the special event, her manager was quick to blame it on technical issues citing a faulty inner-ear piece.
But that wasn’t enough for the dust to settle and now, in a new audio tweet, the songstress has broken her silence on the issue and gone so far as to claim she was set up by producers of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the whole thing an elaborate PR stunt.
"It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalise on circumstances beyond our control," she said in the audio statement.
She added it is not “practical” for a singer to hear themselves in the middle of Times Square on NYE without the proper sound equipment.
“Listen guys, they [Dick Clarke Productions] 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. Eventually, I will explain this in greater detail than I can give here.”
The debacle has forced Mimi to rethink what's important to her and so she has decided to turn her back on all things media and spend time with her loved ones.
“I’m going to take a break from media moments, social media moments, although I am going to fulfil my professional obligations.”
Dick Clarke Productions has previously denied any wrongdoing on the night. In a statement DCP said the accusations are: “defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.”
The social media ban may have started in the early hours of this morning but only a short time later Mimi was back on Twitter and Instagram, plugging her new show Mariah’s World.
So perhaps the ban is already over?