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."
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."
It's only January 2 and we've already found a strong contender for the Quote of the Year! LOLz!!
News is just coming in that Kim Zolciak-Biermann's son Kash, 4, was bitten by a dog at some point on Saturday night, with "traumatic injuries" so extensive, it required multiple hours of surgery afterwards.