Mariah Carey Here's What Happened On NYE ... Straight From Me

1/8/2017 11:08 AM PST

Mariah Carey's bungled NYE performance cannot be better explained by anyone better ... than Mariah Carey.

Mimi posted an audio clip Sunday describing what went down -- and it matches up exactly with TMZ's reporting. She makes it clear... "they foiled me."

Hear her take for yourself ... straight from the horse's mouth.