Following the debacle surrounding her New Year’s Eve performance, Mariah Carey announced a break from the spotlight. While on one hand, we’re obviously shocked to see one of the biggest divas of our time express a desire to escape the fame, we also completely get why Mariah Carey is taking a break from social media. Like, honestly, who doesn’t need to take a breather from constantly hearing what people think of them? It’s not the healthiest thing ever.
ICYMI, Mariah Carey had a rough performance on New Year’s Eve. Though Mariah’s manager spoke about the awkward happening, she herself has remained silent until now.
According to a clip posted to Twitter, Mariah Carey is taking a break from social media, and here’s why.
The star said,
“I’m gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments. Although I am going to fulfill my professional obligations, this is an important time for me to finally take a moment for myself and to deal with my loved ones and to prepare for my upcoming tour in March. I can’t wait to sing for you again.”
Like, whoa. We definitely didn’t see that coming.
As far as why Mariah Carey is taking a break from social media, much of her decision stems from what happened on New Year’s Eve.
“I haven’t really addressed the situation of what happened on New Year’s Eve and in time, I will. 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 that chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control.”
“Listen, guys. They 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. I cannot deny that my feelings were hurt, but I’m working through this and I’m truly grateful for my fans and my true friends who have been so supportive during this time.”
Still, the video had mixed reactions from fans, who took to Twitter to share their thoughts with the iconic figure. For the most part, though, they expressed love and support.
@MariahCarey you don't need to explain, you're amazing and we know it wasn't your fault DAHLING— xoxo, Marco (@ShowMeUrWayne) January 8, 2017
@MariahCarey she is about to set some things right y'all— Everett John (@EverettJohn) January 8, 2017
And we too send love and support. Mariah, we hope you take great care of yourself! We’re proud of you for doing what you need to do.