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LeAnn Rimes

Flip-Flopping on

'X Factor' Performance

12/20/2012 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone in LeAnn Rimes' camp is LYING ... because the singer is now saying she never gave a statement to TMZ about her controversial performance on "X Factor."

Here's the deal -- after reports surfaced that LeAnn may have been wasted during her performance with 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar, we called Rimes' rep for comment.

The rep gave us a quote that we were told we could put on TMZ.com and attribute to LeAnn Rimes. We were told LeAnn was NOT impaired and if there was any awkwardness it was only because "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."

But moments ago, Rimes posted a message on her Twitter page saying she has NOT given the media a quote -- noting, "It's a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly."

She added, "It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I'll be watching for her to win tonight." 

Sounds to us like LeAnn is backtracking HARD because she realized what she said and doesn't want to sound like she's dumping on a 13-year-old girl.

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Crabbey    

What a loser. Throws the little girl under the bus then lies about it. Is she related to the Lohans?

637 days ago
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Taxidrver    

Perfect example of posting stuff before not checking facts.TMZ is on a vendetta to get a new Lindsay Lohan.That's why they are going after Leann Rimes

637 days ago
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spanish    

She was a freakn mess last nite. Stumbling and forgetting the words. Totally embarrassing.. That poor little girl had no idea what she was getting into.

637 days ago
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Jordan    

She never came out and said she was not drunk or did not do any drugs.

637 days ago
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Nicole    

She's a sociopath! I hope she gets help before someone else gets hurt.

637 days ago
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Laura    

The only thing overshadowing Carly's performance was her drunken one. And she's right--now lies and gossip are overshadowing it--her lies. Karma's is indeed a bitch, LeAnn.

637 days ago
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PETA EATA    

If you look at her Twitter account, she mentions being sick the last few days with the flu and was losing her voice yesterday. I know it's really tough to do a few simple fact checking exercises TMZ. But you should honestly try. Of course, the people over at mjsbigblog are getting as bad at posting false and inaccurate information for these reality shows.

637 days ago
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탑 TOP    

they're trying to sabotage carly...

637 days ago
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Jay-D    

This is why people do not respect TMZ. They run stories without ever talking to the actual celeb. They talked to her lawyer for some odd reason, and they had to throw in there that she talked to him a few minutes before that which is probably not true because if she did, she would of knew he was running to TMZ which she would of never approved.

637 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

or perhaps she like most people does not look at tmz as the actual media.

637 days ago
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SevenCostanza    

Who gives a crap about this horse-faced jackass?

637 days ago
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Daniberry    

Leann was a train wreck...Carly can sing better #takethatleann

637 days ago
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GGG    

Too late! She's full of **** as usual.

637 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Now you guys know drunkards do not remember stuff - just ask Bush.

637 days ago
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Renee    

She's a bitch.

637 days ago
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