Mariah speaks out for the first time since her New Year's Eve catastrophe.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports: 

Mariah Carey is breaking her silence on her New Year's performance with a malfunctioning earpiece, according to the singer.

She did rehearse and says the production company purposely marred the performance for ratings...

Saying, "All I can say is, Dick Clark was an incredible person," telling Entertainment Weekly. "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."

But Jenny McCarthy, who was on the ground New Year's Eve, said she didn't rehearse and for Mariah to defame the production company was so incredibly insulting.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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