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'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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61.

Morticia Cowghoul    

She gets MORE PATHETIC by the hour. I'm ready for her to shave her head and grab an umbrella. Or fall off a cliff...either way she needs to go away forever.

639 days ago
62.

katarmstrong    

I don't know about drunk, but LeAnn's performance was horrific. She seemed to forget half the words to her own song and "over-sang" 99% of it. She was trying TOO hard to sound good and ended up sounding like a cat in labor. It's sad, really, because she had serious talent back in the day, as well. She did nothing to "help" Carly. Little Carly was helping her... you could hear Carly changing tones as needed to try and match the caterwauling LeAnn was doing.

639 days ago
63.

Harry Balzagna    

**** YOU ALL!

Seriously, I am losing more and more respect for what little dignity TMZ once had before Harvey sold out.

It's become disgusting the way you dissect peoples lives and manipulate actual situations or stories to "stir the pot" so to speak, BUT, that's what fills Harvey s bank account, and the trolls who have nothing better to do with their lives but gossip about other peoples. Get a life the entire TMZ following has turned into 80 year old ladies FFS. Do something productive or play bridge with your cronies.

Our society is already a F%^$ing trainwreck without your help, but then reporting on positive things doesn't change your tax bracket does it?

I wish somebody would now follow the paparazzi around into their personal lives and dissect their every little move, the way Harvey shakes someones hand and may happen to blink at the same time and twist that into Harvey hitting on them and having a secret relationship.

But I guess you have to be interesting for anyone to actually care about whats going on in your life now don't you?....

Hasn't anyone ever had a picture taken of themselves or been in a picture caught at the wrong time, where they look absolutely loaded or doing something they shouldn't be? I've seen it with people who are 100% sober and if I posted the picture here the trolls would crucify them based on the size of the shows spoon and it's ability to stir the f'ing pot.

Now on a side note CARLY KILLS IT EVERY TIME and if she doesn't win there will be a few companies willing to sign her for a lot more than the $5 million.

End of story!

Feel free to message me Harv.

639 days ago
64.

Jason    

LeAnn Rimes is the Lindsay Lohan of musicians

639 days ago
65.

Donna    

Leanne was a total train wreck!!'

639 days ago
66.

Laura    

Man, enough with the Leanne Rimes bashing. How many men cheat on their families and they aren't trashed like this woman has been. The girl has admitted she was wrong, but come on Eddie has cheated multiple times! And I thought Leanne sounded amazing. Sorry.

639 days ago
67.

Morticia Cowghoul    

LeAnn's performance reminded me of MEATLOAF singing the national anthem at that Romny event last month. Except the skeletonized version of him.

639 days ago
68.

awesomewave    

Maybe that's what singers sound like without Auto-Tune...

639 days ago
69.

Harry Balzagna    

Every person who posts a comment following this one admits to being a no life troll, that has nothing to do in their pathetic lives but to gossip about other people.

So come out come out wherever you areeeee.

639 days ago
70.

Toriko    

Well she may have not been drunk (whatever) but she definately was a hot mess. Carly seemed a little confused with LeAnn's behavior. Also seemed like LeAnn was trying to out do her also. It was sad for both of them

639 days ago
71.

Begorrah    

Leann Rimes is a train wreck who is addicted to laxatives and twitter. She's obsessed with trying to be like her husbands exwife Brandi Glanville. I guess her recent stint in rehab didn't work. Maybe she should check in again. I feel sorry for Eddie and Brandi's children as Leann is a terrible stepmom.

639 days ago
72.

lolurdumb    

Is lindsey and leann related???

639 days ago
73.

Sunset    

She was a mess and sounded bad. It seemed she forgot the words when she first came out. Then to throw the girl under the bus and LIE is horrible. The girl had no problem singing the song. She was singing it fine BEFORE Leann even got out there. Leann is a horrible person and I love that she is getting karma right now.

639 days ago
74.

Danielle    

Give it a break, I think that the media is making too much of this. Insane is what the media is doing, not LeeAnn.

639 days ago
75.

go home!    

Sounds like LeAnn lies as much as Lohan does. Her pitbull lawyer made that statement for her, it didn't come out of nowhere. She lives in her sad, delusional world. Gonna pick up Star magazine's latest issue on the way home to read all about her stalking brandi's life. Pathetic.

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