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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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91.

Matt    

I hope they don't find her in a hotel bathtub...

642 days ago
92.

Pat    

LeAnn is a MAJOR SKANK and HOME WRECKER !

642 days ago
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shell88    

Maybe brandy G was right about everything regarding leann and her costars.

642 days ago
94.

shell88    

Child endangerment brandi told us!

642 days ago
95.

Angela    

It is too late Leann. You have just given even more people another reason to hate on you now. You should have just stayed home last night with your "cheating dog" husband. I bet he is now thinking twice about ever hooking up with you. You make Brandi look almost the "normal" wife.

642 days ago
96.

YouMakeMeFeelGood    

Whoa....that was a HORRIBLE performance by the ADULT on stage...if that girl gets sent home she will blame LeAnn for ruining it for her and LeAnn better blame herself...shame on you for blaming a child!!!

642 days ago
97.

Decker    

Lots of singers have a drink before performing, at least it wasn't milk like bieber.

642 days ago
98.

Ming     

Who the F is LeAnn Rimes? Oh... She had some hits from the mid 90s.... Why is she still relevant?

642 days ago
99.

Kelsey    

Congratulations Leann Rimes, You managed to make yourself suck even more. Well done Grey Goose or Kettle One??!

642 days ago
100.

bradleyt2    

I think she did a great job. leave her alone. DON"T FORGET this show was not about HER!

642 days ago
101.

shell88    

This show was not about her you r so right but now she turned it into a show about a grown ass women who disrespected a child trying to grow. Why would she do that if she has no parenting skills instinct or once again respect 4 a artist. Shame on her behavior shame on her

642 days ago
102.

T.H.    

Awesome Playlist :)
http://open.spotify.com/user/myplay.com/playlist/0VkhN48djiq7VMzTc2nuZ9

642 days ago
103.

Lovejac23    

Lemme repeat. LeAnn---you're a moron. Apologize to that girl. This was the most important night in this girls life and you were either drunk or on drugs. How would you of felt if this was done to you? Patethic.

642 days ago
104.

Teresa    

She looks drunk to me

642 days ago
105.

YOURNOTONMYLEVEL10    

for once i could not agree more with TMZ. the 1st comment nailed it too. fu*k you Rimes!

642 days ago
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