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Mariah Carey Explains Slurred Speech

Mariah Carey Explains Slurred Speech

Mariah Carey told reporters at the People’s Choice Awards last night (January 6) that her slightly off-kilter acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival was due to not eating before the awards show and enjoying “little splashes”.

The 40-year-old singer, who took home the award for best breakthrough performance for Precious, explained, “We’d been sitting there celebrating this whole time, having little splashes [of champagne], I hadn’t eaten, I pulled up, I didn’t want to be late so I rushed in, and that’s what it was.”

“If people don’t understand me and just think I’m this girl that stands by a microphone and sings ‘Hero,’ then they’re definitely not going to get me,” Mariah added.

Mariah Carey Talks About Palm Springs Award Acceptance Speech
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  • tom

    Who really cares she is a low life scum bag anyway.

  • I miss Mariah

    I miss the wholesome, unpretentious Mariah Carey in the 90′s.

  • isa

    wow …she was really drugged or drunk whatever
    its a shame be onstage like that

  • Mary

    That was cute :)

  • ChaseM

    I adore Mariah! People need to stop being so freakin’ judgmental. She’s a human being for God’s sake.

  • Celia

    I don’t care. I didn’t even watch this pointless show.

  • mickey

    She was drunk.
    We get it.

  • Luismi

    She should take prescription meds. This woman is out of her mind

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  • dating-blondes

    I love her smile and body

  • Anon

    I think Carey enjoys “little splashes” often and this is not the first time she has appeared drunk before a viewing audience. It isn’t cute anymore.

  • Status quo

    Oh please, like no one else gets tipsy from champagne. Yeah, its embarrassing, but life goes on. At least she didnt light the stage on fire or go up there, steal the mic from an award winner and say “Merryl Streep had one of the best movies ever!”. ::Kanye West shrug::

  • amirouchka

    still i thought she was cute it’s boring to be always serious ; and act suprise she was funny n i don’t think she should justify herself
    you go girl

  • J

    This isn’t as big a deal as some are making it out to be. Mariah has been out of her mind since she divorced Tommy M. That said, she needs to grow up, please! It’s not cute. Just pathetic, now.

  • Fauzilla

    This is pathetic, but funny as hell!

  • Gee

    LOL! Hey! it’s an award show! Have fun!! I thought it was funny!! + cute :-)

  • Danielle

    “If people don’t understand me and just think I’m this girl that stands by a microphone and sings ‘Hero,’ then they’re definitely not going to get me,” Mariah added.
    LOL–she got that right, just like Tiger Woods is not the quiet goody goody father-fearing boy people once thought. Money does not stop people from drunkeness, drugging, partying, whoring, the whole nine yards—look at Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

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  • Jeff

    We’ve all been there, but just not accepting an award lol.
    Love her giggle!

  • Helen

    Celebrities aren`t poised anymore…There are always, ” mishaps” like this nowadays.I think most celebs get caught up in drugs and booze.

  • Rehab

    She was drunk….she is always drunk. She is a damn alcoholic. She has admitted to drinking champagne all day long almost everyday. Time for rehab Mariah…you are turning into a sloppy drunk.

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  • dundies

    lol i hate drunken and slurred people, but her speech was endearing and somehow cute ha

  • sjk

    Wasted and just plain sad! Even sober, last night receiving a People’s Choice Award, getting up to the stage, it was just sad…. good thing she had Nick to help her get up to the podium.

  • catholicdatematch

    She has a lovely voice


    hahahahaha she is soo funnyy hahaha drunky drunky mariah

  • msblknasty1

    yea aaight chipmunk you was high also at the peoples choice awards last night… tiddies hanging in dat lil ass dress ….chile please …. fans are not fools ……..

  • Lauren

    whatever, it was funny. She reportedly kicked ass in Precious and she deserves to celebrate. Better than being a cracked out cokehead like much of young Hollywood.

  • mariel

    All the heavy drinkers, drunks, and alcoholics who are in denial might laugh this off…but inside, they are wondering if they look and act like Mariah when they’ve had a few too many.

    Drunkeness isn’t cute or funny. Mariah does herself no favors physically or career-wise by continuing on this way.

  • Lindsay Wilson

    SHe is amazing, i love her… Yeah she can drink! its a PERSON ok? … Drink mariah its HOT! hahaha she is totally awsome!

  • collegesinglesmatch

    When will she get pregnant

  • Sheigh

    love mariah but oh my gOWDNess she was drunk!

  • jj fan

    CONGRATS for KEEPIN IT REAL MARIAH!!! I am not a fan but at last a celeb who TELLS THE TRUTH. Take me as I am style. RESPECT!

  • Firefly

    Don’t judge her, she’s always been a good rolemodel her whole life.. everyone adores and adored her..
    She’s just drunk so what? Maybe she has a problem, maybe she doesn’t who cares?? She is still talented..
    and it’s good to see her not that arrogant as always

  • Firefly

    Lauren you’re so right.. she’s celebrating her movie and not on painkillers or other drugs like half hollysh*t

  • panam

    she looks more cool here.

  • lakers fan in boston

    i dont think any1 really cared
    it’s not like she won some big award where ppl would see her acceptance speech
    dumb ho