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The America's Got Talent host appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and opens up to the host about his ex-wife's headline-making New Year's Eve performance. Although he first makes some jokes about it, Cannon ultimately defends Carey.
"You know me, I'm a conspiracy theorist. I think the government did that!" Cannon jokes. "They set her up! That was a distraction!"
Carey blamed her performance snafu on malfunctioning sound equipment, which Cannon says he's had bad experiences with as well.