Mariah Carey at marijuana dispensary before disastrous NYE performance

mariah-careyDays before her New Year’s Eve meltdown in New York City, Mariah Carey was spotted shopping at a weed dispensary while on holiday in Colorado.

According to the Daily Mail, the 47-year-old Grammy winner was all smiles on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) as she and her entourage were photographed heading into The Original Leaf, a marijuana dispensary in the resort town of Aspen.

The photos were taken exactly seven days before the pop star’s Times Square performance disaster, during which she eventually walked offstage after an endless array of technical problems.

Mariah’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve performance started off on a sour note as the gold sequin-gowned songstress stopped singing several times — while prerecorded tracks of her voice continued to play.

During “Auld Lane Syne” and “Emotions,” the singer took out her ear piece after her live vocals continued to be out of sync with the prerecorded ones, pleading with the production crew to turn on the monitors as she stood on stage.

The vocals were again off during “We Belong Together,” and a visibly exasperated Mariah finally walked off stage. According to the UK paper The Sun, she reportedly told the audience, “I wanted a holiday too, can’t I just have one?”

The paper added that Mariah believes “foul play” was involved. A source close to the diva told the paper: “Mariah is fuming and has been left very upset for the past couple of days. She won’t let this go and believes somebody tried to sabotage her. She is launching her own investigation into the incident.”

In a statement, Dick Clark Productions called the allegations “outrageous” and “absurd.”

“As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists,” the statement read. “To suggest that dcp (Dick Clark Productions), 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.”

The statement continued with praise for Mariah, “We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry.”

Who’s to blame — Mariah or the production company? Sound off below!

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  1. Paulina Rosen • January 3, 2017 @ 5:49 PM

    I feel really bad for Mariah.

    Naturally she wants to blame someone, but unfortunately, it was just a technical glitch.

    Come on, Mariah, don’t feel too bad. These things happen sometimes. It’s called life.

    Get out there and perform again and show the world what a great artist you are.

    You are one of the best in the world.

    Your loyal fan,


  2. Vegeta • January 3, 2017 @ 6:20 PM

    Shes is a horrible person, you shouldn’t like people like this no matter how much (or little by the looks it) talent they have.

  3. Vegeta • January 3, 2017 @ 6:21 PM

    and her being at a marijuana dispensary has nothing to do with it.

  4. The Grinder • January 4, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

    Or does it…..?

  5. Jules • January 4, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

    The woman cannot stand on her shoes, can’t dance and lip syncs. Please no sympathy. She needs to stop her pouting, she diva personality and inappropriate dress she she thinks she is relevant she is not. Great voice but trying to keep up with others and disrespecting them Why are people always excusing bad behaviour yet if it was their child or relative they would bash them Enough already

  6. CDubya • January 4, 2017 @ 11:24 AM

    She didn’t blame DCP, she just said she thinks she was sabotaged..which could have been anyone. But honestly I think it was last year or a couple years ago there was a NY Eve live performance and she sounded horrible as well. That made the media rounds too. Without the sound mixer doing it’s magic, She is not as great as everyone thinks. BUT the lip sync issue is that everyone in the music biz does it. Rare to find someone who can actually sing well live anymore.

  7. Lord Bison • January 4, 2017 @ 1:45 PM

    Live singers… hmmmm…. Beyonce?

  8. Bichael Muble • January 4, 2017 @ 2:18 PM

    She has been lip-syncing her way through concerts for years now, screwing fans along the way.
    She’s a has-been who only cares about paychecks. Sad.

  9. JLo4sho • January 4, 2017 @ 5:59 PM

    Disastrous is right! She handled it terribly. RIP to Mariah’s career.

  10. Lana • June 22, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

    It was probably technical issue during her performance for NYE but Mariah didn’t do anything just made it worse. She is a singer for many,many years and should act as professional and just go for fun..sing without playback,engaged something,anything to save her performance. Are they prepared for technical difficulties that can occur at any concert? She is just LAZY and gave up.
    Love her music but it’s sad what she become. Watched her reality show and really?

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