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Forget about alleged Russian tampering in the results of the U.S. presidential election! Another alleged tampering scandal is taking over the headlines!

Mariah Carey's representatives have claimed Dick Clark Productions tampered with her botched New Year's Eve performance.

Her team said the company, which produced "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," was responsible for the technical difficulties that allegedly occurred during Carey's performance. Dick Clark Productions has denied the allegations.

Rather than sing her song "Emotions," Carey mentioned the alleged technical problem to the crowd. She later appeared to be lip-syncing during "We Belong Together."

Fox Business Network host Kennedy joined "Shepard Smith Reporting" Monday to discuss the performance.

Dick Clark Productions released the following statement in response to Carey's team's claims:

"As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that dcp (Dick Clark Productions), 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."

Kennedy mentioned Carey's E! reality show, "Mariah's World," and said the botched performance could have been a strategy for Carey to generate some buzz around her show.

"Maybe bumbling through a performance would be a great way to get everyone talking about her because more people are talking about Mariah Carey now than they would if she had a flawless performance," Kennedy said.

Below is the full video of Carey's New Year's Eve performance.

What do you think happened with Carey's performance? Tell us in the comments section.


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