Mariah Carey Slams Sound Engineer for Mistake, Admits She Sounds Like a “Self-Absorbed Diva”

Mariah Carey on August 5, 2013 in New York City
Read Mariah Carey's epic "diva in distress thesis," in which she slams a sound engineer employee for making a mistake, but admits she sounds like a "self-absorbed diva." Larry Busacca/Getty

Mariah Carey is having a diva moment — but she's willing to admit it! The Grammy-winning singer became so upset after the wrong version of her new single, "The Art of Letting Go," was posted online on Monday, Nov. 11, that she wrote an epic, sometimes rambling apology letter to her fans on Facebook early Thursday morning.

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"Hey Lambs, I have to tell you this, I can't do what I always do and say nothing at all," she wrote. "It is 3:30 a.m. (11.14), and I'm sitting on my bathroom floor, very upset by some news I just got from a close friend and employee. Lucky her, she was 'nominated' to deliver this message to me after the long awaited 11.11 moment and the Jimmy Fallon show, knowing how upset I would be."

"To cut to the chase, a mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook, while my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed & mastered version of 'The Art of Letting Go' on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers," Carey shared. "Clearly, I was focused on answering your questions during the Q&A. There was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!!!!!"

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Instead of removing the offending mix of her song from her Facebook page, Carey has posted the correct version and is asking her fans to share if they can hear the difference.

"You know that I don't comment on gossip, I typically don't respond to things like this or go into so much detail to the world," she explained, "but this is something I'm upset about and I wish I would have known sooner."

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After voicing her frustrations, Carey acknowledged that her 3 a.m. Facebook rant may not make her look her best.

"There's no doubt in my mind that this sounds like a self-absorbed diva on a 'woe-is-me' tangent about a couple of ad libs or some other triviality, but the reality is this is me, focusing solely on the record, wanting you to hear it and experience it the right way," she said. "I love and appreciate you so much for taking the time to even glance at this 20-page 'diva in distress' thesis. Thank you for letting me vent, this is another reason why Facebook rocks! You'll be hearing from me soon."

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