(AllHipHop News) The legendary singer was slammed by various critics and media outlets when she stopped performing in the middle of her set on live television.
However, Carey’s ex-husband Nick Cannon came to her defense during a sit down with Ellen DeGeneres.
“You know me. I’m a conspiracy theorist. I think the government did that,” Cannon told the daytime talk show host. “They set her up. That was a distraction.”
He continued, “Anyone who knows about performing and having inner-ears, things like that can go wrong on live television. I screw up on America’s Got Talent all the time. So when there’s people in your ear saying things and stuff, I think she got a little flustered.”
Cannon was likely joking about the government conspiracy angle to Carey’s poor showing on NYE.
However, the television personality has been steadfast about his controversial beliefs on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
“Same issue I have with Planned Parenthood I have with corps like McDonalds, Hennessy, Privatised [sic] Prisons, public education etc. #Eugenics,” Cannon tweeted in November.