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Mariah Carey's Team Insists Dick Clark Productions Knew About Faulty Earpiece Before Awful NYE Performance — And Still Pushed Her To Perform!

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The back-and-forth between Mariah Carey's team and Dick Clark Productions continues as fall-out from her awful New Year's Eve fiasco on live TV enters its second day!

And now, after reporting claims of sabotage from Carey's camp to the production company, the singer's crew is alleging that DCP knew what was in store for the performance and let it happen anyways, without trying to change anything!

Related: That Wasn't Mariah's Only TV Appearance On NYE!

The centerpiece here is Mariah's earpiece, which her team says they had noted was acting faulty well before the show. DCP, they claim, told them everything would be fine and working once she got on stage and, well, after seeing the performance, the whole world knows THAT isn't true!

According to TMZ, a source in the Mariah camp alleges that the Dick Clark Productions people were "screaming" about the malfunction during the disastrous live song, with one production team employee even saying afterwards:

"I don't care that her ears didn't work. She could've just winged it."

Yikes!!

That's not the worst of it, though — Mariah's camp is heated because they say the entire performance was done simply as a major favor to DCP, and no money changed hands for Carey's time on stage.

One Carey source dropped an incredible quote about all the drama, saying:

"We could be in Aspen right now having the best time instead of being in dog sh*t Times Square that smelled like a f*cking sewer."

WOW!!!

It's only January 2 and we've already found a strong contender for the Quote of the Year! LOLz!!

Photos: NYE 2016 — How Celebs Rang In 2017!

And ICYMI — or just can't get enough of it — here's that awful performance one more time (below):

It never gets old…

What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Does Carey have a legit gripe about faulty equipment here, or as the DCP employee said, should she have sung through it??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via ABC.]

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