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Mariah Carey's star gets vandalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Mirror | Wednesday, Jan 11th 2017 at 15:31
Mariah Carey besides her star [Photo: Courtesy]

Mariah Carey 's 2016 ended in disaster with her Times Square performance - and the New Year isn't going much better, it seems.

The Emotions singer was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015 to recognize her stellar music career.

However, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has confirmed to E! News that it was vandalised on Monday night after a picture emerged of the star with a question mark drawn on it.

It's said it was already fixed by Tuesday morning - with TMZ reporting it costs nearly $1,500 to repair - while the LAPD is searching for the suspect.

It comes after Mariah opened up about the embarrassing show on New Year's Eve, and revealed while her "true friends" and fans have supported her, she needs to take a step away from social media.

"I'm gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments," she announced in an audio clip. "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.”

Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, U.S. December 31, 2016. Picture taken on December 31, 2016.

In the nearly two-minute clip, Mariah added that she went into the show "in great spirits", but placed the blame with "a production team with technical issues that chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control".

"It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, in the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors were not working at all," she continued.

Footage of the singer's embarrassing lip-syncing efforts at the New Year's Rockin' Eve gig in Times Square was seen around the world.

The Without You hitmaker previously broke her silence after her manager accused Dick Clark Productions - the company behind the event - of "sabotaging" the performance.

She told Entertainment Weekly: "All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business.

 

"I’m of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time ... It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future. But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team."

Her manager, Stella Bulochnikov had a lot to say following the performance.

In a letter, she reportedly wrote: "You know her inner ears were NOT working and your entire production team did not set her up to win.

"AND MARIAH KEPT TELLING THEM ON STAGE IN REAL TIME. THEY KEPT IGNORING HER. SHE TOOK A HIT HONORING HER COMMITMENT TO YOU. I SHOULD HAVE PULLED HER OFF THE STAGE THIS IS SABOTAGE (sic)."

However, Dick Clark Productions deny the claims made against them.

They added in a statement: "To suggest that DCP, 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.

"In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that DCP had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms Carey's New Year's Eve performance."

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