Mariah Carey faced a fresh wave of criticism over her disastrous New Year's Eve performance, with several fellow celebrities urging her to own her mistakes -- and new allegations she was high when she took the stage in New York City's Times Square (video below).
The 47-year-old singer was roundly criticized after her performance on ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," during which she bungled her songs "Emotions" and "We Belong Together," then walked off stage while the music continued to play, leaving her back-up dancers with no one to back up. The performance was prominent in the broadcast, coming just a few minutes before the ball dropped and the crowd celebrated the arrival of 2017.
Carey and her team blamed ABC, saying the singer was not given a full sound check earlier in the day. Her team also alleged that Carey's earpiece was not working, and said she could not hear her backing track while she tried to perform.
"The View's" Whoopi Goldberg wasn't convinced.
"Sometimes you just gotta say, 'You know what, I didn’t do this one ... I blew this,'" Goldberg said. “You can’t blame it on the people who are trying to make you look good. Nobody wants you to look bad, nobody."
On her SirusXM show, actress Jenny McCarthy called Carey's performance "a complete train wreck," and said Carey was being disingenuous by suggesting the producers sabotaged her performance to achieve a viral moment and get the program trending on social media. McCarthy was a co-host on the New Year's Eve show.
"Now I do understand our egos of course want to blame everyone but itself for mistakes, but I literally had a visceral reaction to her saying that Dick Clark Productions did this on purpose and for ratings," McCarthy said. "I mean, let me tell you something. If Dick Clark were alive today, I guarantee he would be on air right now fighting back. He's not, so I'm going to."
Meanwhile, some critics have suggested the pop diva may have been stoned during her Times Square gig.
On Christmas Eve, Carey was reportedly spotted walking into a marijuana dispensary in Aspen, Colorado, trailed by her manager.
Carey allegedly didn't try to hide her marijuana shopping trip -- and even waved to photographers who snapped pictures of her walking in and out of the store. There's no evidence that she was impaired during her New Year's Eve show, but that hasn't stopped speculation on social media, where users suggested the singer was responsible for the botched performance.