Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 3, 2014 in New York City

Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 3, 2014 in New York City

*Mariah Carey apparently pissed off the sound people at Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony when she showed up three hours late, and they retaliated by leaking her embarrassing vocal track online.

As previously reported, production workers attached to the NBC broadcast were upset that Carey kept them waiting three hours in the bitter cold Tuesday night, and ultimately failing to show for a taping of her Christmas performance. That number was supposed to air on Wednesday’s broadcast. The network was left with no choice but to take their chances with a live performance of Carey’s 1994 classic “All I Want for Christmas.”

On Thursday morning, a track of just Carey’s strained vocals mysteriously hit the Internet.

“It’s really hard to leak just audio,” snickers a source close to the production to [email protected] “Mariah is blaming producers for leaking her audio track. She believes they did it to punish her for not showing up to taping the day before the live event!”

Carey’s reps denies any network involvement in the leaked audio and tells us that because Mariah used a wireless mic, anyone in attendance could have recorded the isolated track. She added, “She preformed beautifully.”

Okay…