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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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136.

Nina( Boston )    

Karma = She is a hot mess. TEAM BRANDI!!!!

618 days ago
137.

victory    

I'll take a wild guess and say she is on anti-anxiety meds, at the very least, throw in a couple of glasses of champagne and your wasted.

618 days ago
138.

Crystal    

Look at LeAnns face in that picture. I can't even begin to describe what it looks like to me. Too many plastic surgeries is one way to put it..gah.

618 days ago
139.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

huh, I had no idea who this girl was. Thanks TMZ, one more 13 yo girl i'm going to hell for googling...

618 days ago
140.

Mia    

Watch the performance & there's no denying that Leann was drunk or on something! Even from the very beginning of the performance when she was coming down the steps & said "whoop!" (or something to that effect) when she was supposed to be singing. Then she was all over the place lyrically, musically & was obviously physically unstable. It looked like she had been out drinking & she thought she was at a karaoke bar while someone was singing her song (better than her, I might add) & she decided to go up & join them & parrr-tay! Nothing about that performance was on target or professional! Then watch how she acted after the song on stage - like a drunk! And it's pretty pathetic & unprofessional for her lawyers & spokesmen to try to blame Carly for Leann's poor performance & drunken behavior! The whole thing was shameful & Carly deserved better! Carly was the the professional & did her best to pull through the song, even with a drunk hanging all over her & messing it up. Carly needed every vote she could get to be able to win the competition over Tater Tot & his sob story and Leann hurt her votes more than helping her! :(

618 days ago
141.

sweetie    

LEANN YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP !!!! Admit it Carly Rose sang alot better than your drunken ass. Carly you are truly a shinning star and there are great things in store for you. Tell your parents they are great people for defending you. I love them.

618 days ago
142.

JJ    

Carly was robbed! She was unique & extremely talented for being only 13. Tate Stevens is a good singer but we don't need another Garth Brooks or Kenny Chesney. He sounds just like ALL the other country music singers out there.

Carly should have won.

618 days ago
143.

Joeymac    

She was Hammered! I feel bad for Carly.

618 days ago
144.

123    

She was totally rude and obnoxious during the performance. Don't know if she was quoted correctly or not, but with her behavior, it certainly wouldn't be a s-t-r-e-t-c-h.

618 days ago
145.

lukebandit    

Must be Crabbey! What about that hug she gave Carly at the end with that STEVEN TYLER FACE????
GROSS! HOPE HER FAMILY SUES! They need to drug/alcohol test the guest singers before they go on stage. They said that after, she got a plate of food at the craft table and SPILLED IT EVERY WHERE! WHY DIDN"T EDDIE COME AND HELP HER? HE WILL DUMP HER VERY SOON AFTER CHRISTMAS!

618 days ago
146.

VICKI    

She a Narcisstic whiney whore.

618 days ago
147.

Dreamer1    

Lee Ann looks like she was stoned

618 days ago
148.

Sandra     

LeAnn has become a total loser and Carley is by far a better singer than her!! I suggest Rimes is about to crash and burn!!

618 days ago
149.

prometheus4us    

- Carly Roses Dream (a rhyme for LeAnn Rimes)

Roses are red
Your first hit was Blue
Despite what you said
The trouble was you

616 days ago
150.

alan    

i love her like i would love a dose of the clapp

616 days ago
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