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Mariah Carey on New Year’s Eve: Did She Redeem Herself?

We really should have known, people.

We should have known a year ago at this time that 2017 would be a debacle, considering the way it kicked off:

With a Mariah Carey performance from Times Square that was, to put it simply and bluntly, the worst thing we had ever seen or heard.

We're very sorry to remind you of what transpired, but refresh your memory of the debacle below:

The sound was off. Mariah clearly didn't know the words. It was a mess.

Carey proceeded to blame anyone but herself for what happened, but after seemingly hiding from her transgression and not taking responsibility for her total failure… the legendary singer went out and faced the music last night.

Literally.

She took to the Times Square stage once again on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

This time around, Twitter did not react with laughter and vitriol.

The artist performed two songs and remembered the lyrics to both.

The iconic diva wowed with an impressive medley of "Vision of Love" and "Hero" and even made a quip at her own expense, telling the audience that the night was a "disaster" because she didn't have her hot tea.

"I'm just going to take a sip of tea, if they'll let me," Carey said, turning away from the crowd and adding:

"They told me there would be tea. Oh, it's a disaster. OK, well, we'll just have to rough it. I'm going to be just like everybody else.

"There'll be no hot tea."

Indeed, it was FREEZING in New York City.

Was Mariah's performance red hot?

Not really. She definitely lost a bit from her prime.

But the bar was set so low to conclude 2016 that as long as Carey didn't trip 12 times on stage, she was likely to clear it.

When the cameras stopped, sources tell Billboard that Carey was all smiles and gushed “I love you” back to her adoring fans.

Check out the quasi triumphant return below:

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Mariah Carey Accused of Sexual Harassment, Only Liking “Black Guys”

We’ve known for awhile now that Mariah Carey wasn’t very good at singing live.

But we had no idea she was also so terrible at treating people with respect.

This is what a security company alleges, at least, as its owner has threatened to sue the legendary artist for sexual harassment and general misconduct.

According to TMZ, an attorney for Michael Anello is preparing a legal draft in which Anello claims his company did work for Mariah for about two years, starting in June of 2015.

The initial aspect of the official complaint focuses on a supposedly outstanding balance of $ 221,329.51 that Anello alleges he is owed.

He also says Carey promised him two more years of work that would add $ 511,000 to the stiffed tab.

But the issues Anello takes with Mariah go beyond mere money.

He claims the singer often referred to him and his colleagues as members of hate groups, such as the KKK, while also making it clear she “wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people.”

The draft lawsuit goes on to allege Carey of sexual harassment, claiming she committed “sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello.”

Meaning what, exactly?

Anello says, for example, that during a trip to Cabo San Lucas, the star asked him to come to her hotel room to move some luggage.

Simple enough, right?

However, when he got there, she was wearing see-through lingerie that was open and pretty much exposing everything.

He says he tried leaving… but she insisted he move the aforementioned luggage.

Weird and random, but Mariah Carey has long been known to be kind of weird and random.

Those associated with Carey say the singer is willing to settle a few invoices with her ex-employee, but Anello isn’t satisfied with the offers thus far.

The actual filing of the lawsuit is on hold, though, due to these settlement negotiations.

In other unexpected Mariah Carey news, meanwhile, Page Six has learned that the artist recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery in Beverly Hills.

An insider says that “criticism online from body shamers” caused Carey to become self-critical and led to a procedure that involves removing part of one’s stomach.

“Mariah underwent the procedure about a month ago, and she is already seeing some good results, and she feels a lot better,” this source tells The New York Post.

Safe to say we didn’t see either of these Mariah Carey stories coming when we woke up this morning.

What about you?

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