January 7th, 2010
04:02 PM ET

Mariah Carey explains her speech

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Mariah Carey would like the world to know she was just having a little fun.

Backstage Wednesday night at the People's Choice Awards, the singer addressed all the hoopla over her rambling acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Tuesday night.

Carey said she and "Precious" director/producer Lee Daniels were enjoying the evening's festivities and all they had to offer.

"The thing is me and Lee hadn't seen each other in a long time," she said. "We were really celebrating for the movie ... and there's so much exciting stuff going on with Precious. "

"There's a time for celebration, and a time for not. It's kind of like a party atmosphere, but they trick you!"

Carey continued, "If people don't understand me and they just think I'm this girl that stands by a microphone and sings Hero then they're definitely not gonna get me. But if people knew me they'd understand and have a sense of humor. And basically that's what gets me through life."

So should we blame it on the alcohol?

"We had splashes of Champagne, and I love Lee, but he's a bad influence," Carey said before she quoted a rap song by J-Kwon: "Everybody in the club getting tipsy!"

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  1. slacker

    Great blog, I'm going to spend more time researching this topic

    April 29, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Melatonin Side Effect 

    my grandpa has a private wine cellar where he keeps a lot of those vintage wines'*.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Christy

    It has long been rumored that Mariah is an alcoholic.. . . . I hope she has good people around her to helf her make healthy choices.

    January 12, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sydney

    I think Mariah was just having fun I mean cut her some slack

    January 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Derek

    Yeah she is getting too fat to wear those hooker gowns. She actually would look classier covered up a bit more. And for God's sake use some common sense. If you are up for an award WAIT to get drunk AFTER your category is called.

    What a dingbat. Her songs are not even singing anymore just heavy breathing. Only dogs can hear those high notes.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SinkHole

    ...but Bill....being in Palm Springs is cool and let your hair down...but really...being drunk and/or buzzed at a public function is just STUPID...don't cha think?

    January 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    Palm Springs is a fun time. It's a party town. It's a place to let your hair down. Come to Palm Springs, and you'll see why Mariah was happy.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. youknow

    The best part of these comments is people
    correcting other people's " grammer "

    January 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SinkHole

    ...a little FUN??? Can you spell D-R-U-N-K?? How embarrasing for both the director and her. All she had to say was 'Thank You' and sit her butt DOWN. Being stupid shows her mentality and not care attitude...and being cute...my gower...she's 40! Act yer age not your shoe size...

    January 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tanya

    the media blows everything up, MARIAH PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR!

    January 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Anne

    You don't need to jusify yourself to anyone. So you got a little drunk.... so what. Just be glad that u can afford the booze!!!! Ha. Love your music.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kathy

    Way to take responsibility for your actions, Mariah! Geez.... Who else could be at fault?

    January 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. liz

    You go girl. Mariah you are a hero ,never mind what the media says about you ,whats wrong with you having a few glasses of bubbely,hell yeah you deserve it .I sure hope it was some of the Crystal.You just keep on keeping on girlfreind.,

    January 10, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Silverio Perroni

    She is a singer, not a speecher.

    January 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Oliver Reese

    Leo...It's spelled intoxicated......Those who cast aspersions should look no further than the end of their own nose

    Never used dictionary function on internet? Feeling too good about your intellect to do so? or just dont care?

    January 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dave in Sedona, AZ

    I like Mariah, but I don't think it does anyone any good to speak in rap and to butcher the English language. When in front of a mic, use English. What's wrong with looking and sounding smart and well-educated? The use of rap lyrics and ghetto slang just propagates that kind of communication in society. We need language, and language has rules . . .

    January 9, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Brenna

    I think that she is a fake bimbo who can't do anything other than memorize some words and sing them. I have never heard anything good come out of that mouth of hers except her music. Really what good are wealthy famous celebrities who go around flaunting themselves doing more harm than good for our society. She needs to move over and let someone with a real heart come forward and be in the spot lite! Down with the Mariah...

    January 9, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. John

    Drunk or not, she always sound stupid...
    The most annoying singer out there!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Brittany S.

    I think Mariah Carey needs to think of how her actions are going to reflect upon her younger fans. Does she not realize how much pressure is on girls already to look, dress, act, think a certain way?

    She's just endorsing that with all her skimpy llittle outfits.

    Her music sucks, her personality sucks, her as a person sucks. She's not friggin' twenty anymore, she's needs to stop dressing like one!

    Her husband, Nick Cannon is a no-talent wanna-be who mooches off his wife's paycheck just to buy some fancy suits and make himself seem cool. Friggin' pathetic..

    Another thing, why would she deny she ever had a relationship with Eminem!?! What's wrong Mariah? Jealous your ex-boyfriend had wayyy more talent than you? Bitch.

    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon disgust me. I hope they both spend the rest of their horrid lives getting stalked by birds with a perpetual case of the runs.

    Eminem forever!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bob

    Who cares what she said? She could grunt and smack sticks together and I wouldn't care. She's so damn gorgeous!

    January 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lauren30

    Okay first I want to say I am a huge fan of MC's old music. I have her first CD. I listen and sing to it all the time.

    Like many of you have said she is a performer, she is not meant to be a hero or a role model. If your kids are looking up to her then you should probably change the channel that they are watching.

    Unfortunatly it is the way our country is. Few people look up to real heros anymore. Believe it or not our society makes what MC wears okay even at her age. Our society is always pushing the idea of flaunt it if you got it.

    It is seriously sad that the human race is so judgemental of a star having a couple drinks and giving a loose, not so direct acceptance speech. It is sad that it causes this much uproar. I understand that it probably wasn't the best place to have a few drinks, but we have all been then. We have all had a slip in judgement and drank a little too much when we shouldn't have. It just so happens that the everyday Joe doesn't have the disadvantage of being in front of millions when they do so.

    To those of you don't like her. –
    That's fine, but please keep your rude comments to yourself. So what if she isn't the smartest women in the bright lights. She doesn't have to be. She is where she is because she can sing and she has a ton of fans out there who support her.

    TOO ALL:
    All of the citizens of this country need to step back for a minute and seriously look at themselves and identify their own flaws before judging the flaws of others.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike the Yike

    Mariah is so yesterday. I loved her in the early 90's but that was 20 years ago. Time to sweep yesterday's idols, today's has beens behind the show biz curtain and let in the next wave of cookie cutter manufactured idols.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. K

    WHO CARES!!!!!! You people take this crapola way too seriously!

    January 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. wayne

    Bev, I am curious to know what kind of clothes late 30's early 40 year old women wear? Sackcloth, burlap, moomooh's? In case you haven't noticed, she works in Hollywood where image is everything. Is it shallow, vain, and laughable? Sure. Getting tipsy from champagne doesn't necessarily mean she should be running and throwing herself on the doorsteps of the Betty Ford Clinic.

    Let's reserve that spot for Charlie Sheen.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. rich

    WHO CARES!!!!!! Mariah should jump in a pond, forever. People, get a life.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Donna

    Im not a Mariah fan but come on she is human! Why knock the girl for having a good night and celebrating. To many celebrities getting knocked for being people...shame shame on those who judge them. As for grammar again let her be.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Enough

    Mariah has a good voice. She has talent. Always thought she acted way too much like a diva, and this incident doesn't surprise me, but who really cares.

    Mariah, don't make any more speeches after drinking. There's a good girl.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lou

    Mariah is a beautiful woman, period! I I don't know any of her songs and I have never watched any movies that she has been in. I don't care how old she is or how much she weighs. For those of you out there that say she needs to cover up, please stop. Mariah, please don't deny the men of the world the chance to look at a really beautiful woman. I'm just an average married man, who knows what he likes when he sees it. Everyone is entitled to have fun whether or not they are a celebrity or not. I look forward to the next magazine or TV show that features you because, in my opinion you are a beautiful woman, period!

    January 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. mollie

    I really don't like Mariah but her little speech was actually rather endearing. It made her look more human and less Diva!

    January 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. warren smith

    word to the wise

    January 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. warren smith

    I must say she is so nice and all that but still she should have handle it differently,There is no excuse for her behavior! There are young girls out there that look up to her and she should be held accountable! No excuse! As far as her husband goes, he has no talent at all
    Maybe it is time for Mariah Carey to grow up. I'm growing tired of celebrities and athletes acting as though they can do whatever they want and we are just supposed to "laugh" and go along with it. If you or I were under the influence, someone would be arresting us. But for a celebrity, we are supposed to think they are being funny and just go along with it. Maybe it is time for someone to send Mariah to a rehab center for her next album. she is a drunk and what we seen that night is probly what we don't see when we don't see

    January 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  32. birdy

    americans are so puritanical making the rest of the civilized world so completely sick of us. mariah carey has no children. her bills are paid. her husband is happy with her. she can do whatever she wants. dont be mad at her because she's rich and doesn't have to get up in the morning or even care what you think of her. i don't even care about mariah carey, personally. i think she's an over-produced dog whistle. still i know this isn't fair. i know a lot of successfull people who go home and have wine every night. i know google engineers taking pot smoke breaks during the day EVERY day. don't be mad YOU can't do stuff like this cause your wife doesn't let you or you have kids or simply can't afford limos to drive you every where. get over it!

    January 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mel

    Come on, could she not have waited another 30 minutes or so to get drunk? Sure she was having fun, but why didn't anyone stop her from getting so drunk until after she accepted her award? She was on national TV for God's sake. Why set yourself up to be embarrassed when thousands of people are watching? That's what the after parties are for. As for her husband, I think he is kinda cute and he must be a saint for putting up with some of the things she does and says. I really think the guy adores her.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sam

    It is really embarrasing when people are supporting this trashy behavior of Mariah. What is happening to our society of late, Jersey Shore, Kanye West now Mariah. It was really shocking to see a middle-aged Mariah acting so dumb.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. birdy

    duh... everyone knows mariah is a little crazy. you ever seen the episode of her on cribs and other various meltdowns? this isn't news.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. kc

    an idiot with airbags
    plain and simple

    January 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. taxdummt

    strung out on drugs and now trying to cover up her actions just like all other pretend people who cannot function without chemical assistance

    January 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  38. kevin

    First and formost a women in your position should know how to speak properly.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. r

    Mariah is beautiful, inside out. Loved her in the film. Go Mariah!!! And celebrate girl!!! ...cause won't no one else do it for you, or better than you can do it for yourself!

    January 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. NatTurner

    Let's see, Charlie Sheen puts a knife to his wife's neck after paying for prostitutes and drunken binges and he still "soooo cute and a great actor and we LOooove his sitcom." Mariah gets tipsy on Champagne at a vanity award show and the world is coming to an end? What has happen to our society?

    January 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Mike, Dallas

    I love Mariah! she's human and down to Earth and doesn't apologize for it....
    You know for once I would love to hire my own papparazzi to chase the Hollywood papparazzi and their family for a week. Have my papparazzi hound them and their family following them everywhere, flashing cameras during their every move and hide in their backyard, roof, trees.. etc.... I'm so freakin sick of the @#$% papparazzi!!

    January 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Melissa

    Camila, you are right!

    "the drinking thing can happen to anyone". Mariah is a wonderful woman and she is HUMAN. Its the pressure that society puts on us that drives us CRAZY. When people can live their lives for themselves and enjoy it...that's a beautiful thing.

    Mariah, its okay to celebrate something you are happy about and its okay to have a few drinks once in a while. YOU ARE HUMAN and YOUR FANS LOVE YOU FOR BEING HUMAN!!!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  43. patman

    Carey is not a singer or a performer. She is an artist. Videos, lipsyncing, spot appearances, etc. No tours, no live performances. She is truely one of the most overrated acts ever. BTW, I got a C-note that says her buzz was pharmacutical not alcohol. Lets add her to the dead pool right under that poorly tattooed Asian Myspace dwarf-slut Tila Tequila.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. MeMaNo.1

    I think she is great, love her voice and so she was somewhat "tipsy" who the heck cares. Like others havet commented above, she wasn't driving, didn't hurt anyone, fall down drunk, swear, etc., etc....Many celebrities have done worse, as we know.....Ok her dresses are always so tight and yes she really should wear clothes that fit her properly, but she doesn't..she is still great and no worse than some of these bimpos sorry Stars.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  45. wayne

    Mike S – that talentless ho-bag as you call her obviously has some talent; she's able to get wallets and purses opened in stores, get butts in seats for sold out concerts, convince women to buy her perfumes, create a buzz wherever she goes, manage to look as beautiful or better than some 20 yr olds, and, get YOUR attention enough so that you'd take YOUR time to post a comment about her. I don't know, but I think that takes some talent. And, I'm glad she has no problem with saying she was getting a little buzzed on champagne. Come to think of it, it takes talent to admit that; although the tabloids and reporters hate it since there's no "punch" left in this story and they now have to find another "hot" target.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Independent Thinker

    I could care less, everyone one knows that the entertainers are parting at the show behind stage and even have drinks in there seats as they watch the show. The party probably start that morning and she was not the only one drinking. So what she had a bit too much, as long as she is not driving, I am cool. PARTY ON BABY, PARTY ON!!!!! We love you MC.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sam

    Why some people still support her behavior, when in reality she was wrong and made a fool of herself. It's no wonder these celeberities can get away with anything, as their are still some airheads supporting their stupid behaviors. Careerwise she is done as well, last album sold embarrasingly $350k in US & $150k Overseas. What a shame her website still claims "Best Selling Female Artist". Maybe in the 90's, now she is far behind in sales with the likes of real Divas!

    January 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  48. what?

    Look, nobody is perfect and don´t blame others for your mistakes.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Bull

    Drunk & stupid .Plain & simple.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Bev

    she needs to put some clothes on, looser clothes that is, and realize her age. A drunk is a drunk is a drunk...

    January 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bofo

    Just another narcissistic airhead helping to push society ever downward on the "dumbing down" slope.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  52. j

    SHE is human!!! A human having fun and good for her!!! She is such a wonderful person and deserves only the best!!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Macduflives

    We need to relax and accept these stars for what they are...people. So, she celebrated a bit too much? There are millions of people around the world that celebrate a lot more for a lot less. I may not like her style, but at least I understand when people are having a well-deserved good time.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. R Harris

    Go Mariah and have your fun, you be yourself . Have a sense of humor to and Everybody in the club get tipsy. People act like they never had a drink before or used words incorrectly. sam and you should be ashamed of your self to say she has no class, do you know her and I think she sings lovely like a bird. she needs no publicity she is a great and talented performer. Mariah keep doing what you are doing You are one of the best. congratulations on your award too

    January 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Pat

    Just one thing...next time wear a dress that you can walk in ..

    January 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Manuela

    How many times have you gotten a "bit tipsy" at a paryy, and no one has ever complained.... So she had one to many bubbly...BIG DEAL!

    January 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Steve

    I had the pleasure of working with Mariah in the recording studio, and she was a true professional. She's sweet, and has a fantastic sense of humor! So I'm just saying...for what it's worth!

    January 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Melanie

    She just gave the media the right to start to ruin her life now. They have let Tiger go after they ruined him. Tell me, are all of the media personnel faithful? Probably not!! Do they get their family problems run into the dirt? Get off the celebs. They are only human. No one is perfect. There was only one perfect person and you know what they did to him.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Margaret

    Leave this woman alone. Why do celebrities have to apologize to the world for being human??

    MC, you ROCK!

    January 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  60. peezer

    I have to say, I do not own or typically listen to Mariah's music. She certainly is a talented singer, however, and one of her Xmas songs I do like a lot. That aside, I do have a couple of thoughts. Firstly, okay, she was tipsy, no doubt. But far from falling down drunk. Give the girl a break. It was an awards show. Like many have said, she's a performer, not a public servant. She wasn't driving, flying a plane, or doing surgery on anyone. Doesn't qualify her to join AA. Secondly, she's a nice enough looking girl, but I agree with some of the others who think she dresses poorly. I've always thought that. Don't know if it's her stylist or just her own doing, but she constantly looks trashy. Can't figure out why. All that money and she just can't get it right with the wardrobe. Have your champage girl, just class up the clothes and you'll be fine.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  61. whitneyfan

    Someone should have cast a net over that butterfly when she started to speak. Stick to singing Mariah. Don't blame others for your own actions. Be responsible not to get drunk before you're called on stage to accept an award.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Jesse

    I hate Miriah, she is such a diva. she is totally over -rated and obsessed with herself. I would rather pull out my eyelashes one at a time than listed to her talk or sing!

    January 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Lindsey

    Newsflash. Mariah gives a dumb, rambling, drunk speech. Does this really surprise anyone? She is a very talented singer but has got nothing but air between her ears. People should just let her have her dumb, drunk moments and move on.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jeanine

    Get over it Not A Mariah fan.....it's not like she was out popping pills or doing lines....she had a couple of glasses of wine.....trust me there is a lot worse things to worry about then Mariah Carey having a few cocktails.....the media needs to leave these people alone.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Rak

    That no talent thing. Her true colors show up at last

    January 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Sunita

    Mariah is soooooo full of herself....and extremely artificial......won't she ever grow up and stop acting crazy on TV?.....A typical example was on LKL when she said she was very very busy...doing what?.....decorating and getting everything ready for Christmas...."because I have 'real Reindeer'" .....and I guess if there wasn't any snow on the ground, she would probably make 'real snow' for her real reindeer – I wonder if she ever thought of donating to a children's charity so they could enjoy a good Christmas without real reindeer!

    January 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  67. gn72

    if you are gonna judge someone then learn to spell saywhat? that would be grammar not grammer.

    I think Americans need to get off their high horses and stop judging people. There is only one judge that we have to be concerned about.

    How can anyone on her call her names and bash her without knowing her? Your level of class maybe not be someone else's level of class.

    You go MC and keep doing what you do to make your fans happy.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  68. Ken

    ...speech written by Kanye West.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. windy barton

    at least she did not do what Kanye did! it was an awards show let the girl have some fun!!! She has been given a great talent let her be herself!!

    January 8, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  70. Sam

    Mariah has no class, never did. She is an ok singer and is highly over-rated. Can't stand her screaming on every song. No wonder, like the rest of the World, US is finally sick & tired of her. Going by the facts, her last album tanked, and she is desperately trying for some publicity, unfortunately, it falls flat on her face.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  71. mariahsugz

    ... It seems like these awards are alI just a way for hollywood people to pat each other on the back. "Oh look Mariah won an award", "well alicia won 9 grammy's, and that dork R&B singer won ten"! ... Who cares! That music is terrible and everyone knows it.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  72. citizenUSA

    I find it hard to look AND listen to her at the same time.

    And to Bill Skeat... don't lose the boobs to make her an air-head!

    January 8, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  73. FLEXX

    OH and she was drunk or high as a kite too! low class!

    January 8, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  74. FLEXX

    sorry, she has no class at all! acts like an idiot! when she first arrived she was classy, then all downhill!, & her idiot husband...... she is an embarrasment!

    January 8, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  75. Edd

    Oh cmon. MC is entitled to be happy. She won the award and we should judge her for that.

    MC is an exceptional singer/songwriter, she earned my respect. Now, move on people.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  76. Chaluta

    Blame it on Vodka,
    Blame it on the Henney.
    Blame it on the Goose
    Gotcha feeling loose...

    January 8, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  77. Bill Skeat

    Take some air out of her boobs and send it to her brain.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  78. Shanea

    Guess she isnt preggers!

    January 8, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  79. Rachel

    Am I the only one who thinks her explanation is just as rambling and nonsensical as her "speech"? I think she's just inarticulate and stupid along with the fact she was drinking.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  80. Elizabeth

    She's allowed to have some harmless fun.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  81. Ivann

    I freaken live for mariah, i also had a chance to meet her!! that girl is so humanly nice.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  82. J. Fox

    Blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol!!

    January 8, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  83. L A

    I like Mariah and don't care if she gets drunk or tipsy now and than.

    Just poor judgement in this case of when to do it. She knew that she had to deliver a speech for the award. Why drink? Especially when she is finally getting credibility for her acting.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  84. lee

    15 minutes???? Talentless ho-bag??? MC has been around 20 years. She's sold more records than Madonna!!! Please haters, go have a drink and losen up!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  85. debbie

    drunk is not acceptable on national tv. she disgraced herself.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  86. Sean

    Mariah and the rest of today’s self-centered and self-promoted "Divas", thugs, and gangsters are almost as good as they think they are. They lack talent and act like what they have to say is important. Whatever! If these are what the young people look up to and aspire to be, this country has no future.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  87. Vee

    Mariah has a good voice. Period. Please, don't expect her to have a brain as well.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  88. wendy

    didn't she go through rehab??? or some depression/mental disorder rehab??? She sounded really dumb, and I would be embarassed of my behavior....she thinks it's ok and it's her life so go for it!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  89. brian

    So she was a little drunk at a celebration. Big deal. it's not like she was up there dropping f-bombs all over the place or charging the stage to steal someone else's moment. It's refreshing to see someone enjoying themselves for a change.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  90. uggh

    Huh Jack.. when would you be arrested for being drunk (besideds driving).

    Yep, no one EVER get drunk or the media may be on your case saying you are an alcoholic!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  91. daniel

    Pull it together lady, you aren't a little 12 year Hello Kitty Tshirt wearing little girl anymore. Quit trying to compete with Brit Brit, she does NOT HAVE A VOICE! She is out of your league and you don't have to stoop down to her tacky level to sell yourself! Time to own up to your talent and put some good stuff out there. Quit putting the blame on others for your stupid choices. I would hate hate hate to hear that something happened to such a talented WOMAN (you aren't a little girl anymore Mariah!). The people that work for you and hang around in the background don't give a damn about you as long as they are riding your coat tails. You gotta watch out for yourself. The entertainment news industry is waiting for you to stumble so they can cash in on your misfortune!
    Take care Mariah, cuz we love you!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  92. Smithers

    "She's been at the top for so long she has no appreciation for how she got there."

    She got to the top by being on top ... on top of the guy who used to head Sony music.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  93. Smithers

    Mariah is so annoying. She is the female equivalent of Kanye West. Both are so full of themselves.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  94. sarah

    Screaming does not equal singing. Screamin is all I hear when she comes on the radio. Not for me, but I respect the fact others may like her "music." What turns me off even more than the screaming, though, if flaunting her body around in clothes that do not fit. I do not want to see her chest – put them away.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  95. Lauren

    The rule for artist during award season... If you are nominated, please have a little class and hold drinking to a minimum. There will be plenty of parties after the show. Her speech and others who have behaved this way in the past, only takes away from the serious work they are being recognized for.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  96. Steven Durham

    What happened to personal responsibility for ones behavior? No one poured booze down her throat and she knew very well that she would possibly win the award and therefore need to give an acceptance speech.

    There's nothing worse than dealing with someone who's intoxicated and it's really unbecoming of a celebrity like Ms. Carey who's clearly very talented. She has too much to lose and should look at what happened recently to Tiger Wood's. His reckless behavior has severely damaged his career.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  97. Seriously!?!?!?!

    So many of you have said that you could care less about Mariah and that she is "talentless", so tell me this, WHY are you reading an article about her????? you must be somewhat interested in what is going on with her, because there are plenty of other articles on the internet to read!

    This woman doesn't have the most #1 singles of anyone, except for the beatles, because she is "talentless" so give her a break, she is a hard worker and decided to have a little fun for once. The media see's Mariah and makes a story out of whatever she is doing.

    and to answer "newdcorchedearth" yes she has written or at least co-written every song she has produced!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  98. MaryA

    A certain segment of our population seems to think that being drunk and talking incoherently is perfectly acceptable if you can sing. Guess what folks, grow up...life doesn't work that way. Sooner or later this will effect her performing! Sounds like she needs to be confronted by family and friends about her problem!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  99. ChuckJ

    Take responsibility and while youre at it, maybe you should grow up. Isnt she in her late 30s? Time to start acting like it.

    While were at it, shes just another hollywood fake. Someone who cares so much about her image, she puts on pounds of make up to hide the real her. Any time shes on tv, she brings her own people who make sure the camera gets the more flattering angle. How pathetic.

    Whats funny is Mariah with out make up is just a less than average looking over weight woman. I guess its a good thing make up exists and she has a decent voice. I just wish she wasnt able to hide the real her, a non attractive regular person. Especially since she tries to come off as "hot and sexy", when she is niether without a ton of makeup

    January 8, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  100. Tony S

    This is to saywhat?...

    I don't know what Mariah was trying to say. But I can tell you how to spell "grammar" correctly.

    Gotta be careful when you're correcting someone else, lest you come off like a moron.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  101. Nunaya-bidness

    Wow, so she had a few drinks and accepted an award, Geeesh, leave Mariah Carey ALONE already

    January 8, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  102. Pam

    She had DRINKS!!!! the media is making this to be like the woman was high on drugs, she's now having a breakdown and basically making her out to be sometype of druggie. Who had not had a situation where the've had a few drinks and they have creeped up on you at some point.....yes she sounded like any person I've seen at a party who's had a little much of the Vino. Leave her ALONE!!!!! yes it was a lack of judgements as she was nominated, these people are HUMAN!!! and it seems the media looks for ways to continue to savotage them and take them down...very unfortunate. Mariah... you're a great talent!

    January 8, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  103. nmac

    She's a clown.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  104. Debra R

    Leave Mimi alone....as long as she's not pulling a Kanye she is fine. I am sure she is not the first drunk celeb to accept an award nor will she be the last.....

    January 8, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  105. kelle

    tipsy is one thing but she was blotto and if the rumors are true and she is PREGGO then she should not be drinking at all! Disgusting.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  106. arlo

    Mariah is a beautiful woman, a decent singer ( what the hell is that thing with her hand flying up and down when she sings? If we tied her hands to her side, would she be unable to sing???).

    She IS representative with whats wrong with music today – the performer does not create, they simply perfrom someone else' work.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  107. slim

    Locked in Mariah's wine cellar, all I had for lunch
    Was bread, wine, more bread, wine and Cap'n Crunch
    Red wine for breakfast and for brunch
    And to soak it up and in between snack crackers to munch

    January 8, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  108. Krenz

    I'd be upset if she was taking the oath of office or something.....

    January 8, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  109. Krenz

    give me a break.she was not accepting a nobel prize, just another music award! you people take this stuff too seriously.. Come on, the girl is a singer, she's happy, she's rich and she was partying So What! Eminem called her an alchoholic???? He's a damnncokehead so who cares what he thinks anyway? No body there cared that she was tipsy, drunk, hammered or whatever so why should we? Those awards are just a way for the rich and famous to get dressed up and party anyway.. You people need to get over yourselves taking all this so seriously.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  110. Alan

    Why didn't they get her to replace Paula on American Idol? It would be a seamless transition.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  111. Lucinda

    Even stone sober, the woman is not too bright. She's a great singer, but I get sooo turned off by her narcissism. I personally loved her older songs. Her new stuff turns me off.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  112. suzy

    If I won an award, I'd get drunk too.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  113. amy

    Take responsiblity for your actions. There is a time & a place for such behavior & this was not it.

    January 8, 2010 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  114. guest

    if the aim in life is to do stuff that would make your parents proud, then she failed miserably on this occasion.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  115. Jay

    I don't understand why this is even making anyone upset. There was an open bar and she got a little drunk and I found the way she acted to be more humble than anything because really.. a lot of people get drunk and do a lot worse.

    Also want to state I'm not a fan of her music.

    The editor of this article stating 'So should we blame the alcohol'. Blame it for what? What is she a public official talking to the press here or someone in the entertainment business being entertaining.

    This stunt is good for her. I have more respect for her than I did before and those who are uptight prudes probably don't buy her music anyway. When she said those that don't get her, she's probably just saying her fan's aren't going to be appalled just idiots.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  116. aliuganoel

    Mariah is really full of herself. She is so plastic it makes Tupperware envious. Sure, she can sing, or used to sing, well. Although her voice has sounded hoarse and ofetn cracked, she still has that dogwhistle falsetto that is uniquely annoying. She sure dresses like the world has run out of fabric, too. My goodness, you could see the fat and flesh wanting to leap out of her dress. She has matured in a not so good way. She is stuck in her girlish state in a mentally retarded way. Listen to the way she responds to interviews and you can tell this girl has nothing but air in her brain. Not pretty at all, and really embarassing. She has gone from an amazing singer to simply a joke item in late night shows and YouTube!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  117. Suzanne

    He was a bad influence on this precious child.


    January 8, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  118. JT

    Big deal – she caught a buzz at a party (that's what these things are). For you people that think singers/actors/sports figures are supposed to be heroes to your children, get a grip – these are entertainers, they don't save lives, they don't lead nations, they don't write laws, they're entertainers, pure and simple. Re-direct your children to what's important in life; this is just about leisure activity.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  119. Vicky B.

    Mariah... YOU ROCK, loopy or not! *hehe*

    You've come a long way, girl. Do NOT let the media get to you in what they report to us.

    We, who love you, knows the real deal! CONGRATS!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  120. Pamela

    Many of us have had a bit too much in times of great joy and in times of great sorrow. It is to Mariah's credit that during the incident, she acknowledged that yes "what you said" when someone yelled out that she was drunk. She didn't kill anyone, she didn't beat up anyone, she didn't rape anyone and she did abuse any dogs. She is an adult that was enjoying her moment and, yes, had a bit too much to drink. But she handled it with grace. Mariah is a goddess, though I wish she would sing more gospel.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  121. mojown

    I liked her much better when she was married to Motolla. Back then she was an artist. I couldnt stand her last 4 or 5 "metamorphasis" as she distanced herself from whites to try to earn street cred...and the "wiping the fog off the mirror" move is cheezy, please stop. Her marriage is a fake and she's empty. Mariah and Whitney should move to Vegas and do a 2 girl singing act for $45 a ticket.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  122. Steve P.

    Mariah, you deserve to have fun, if you were tipsy, so be it! I loved it ...
    People are so up-tight, next thing TMZ will be sayin' you're going to rehab. Enjoy life, your husband, Michael and the rest of the gang! xx

    January 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Tim

    Sounds like another breakdown and comeback are just around the corner. She knows what she is doing.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Amanda`

    I think that was hilarious. I never liked her, and that just proved it. Maybe she will drink herself right out of stardom. TOO FUNNY!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  125. andrea

    I just hope Mariah realizes that at the end of the day all she has is a herself and her husband, and that all the people she has surrounding her constantly telling her what she wants to hear are not really there for her they're there for "Mariah Carey," the star not the woman, sister, or wife.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  126. A

    "they are as diluted as her fans."

    Totally agree with you Neecy, but it's "deluded" (as in, sadly mistaken). "Diluted" is when you have watered something down.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  127. yikes

    UM, saywhat?...that would be "grammar."

    January 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  128. gwats

    What is up this with this singer? She's nearly 40 years old and dresses like a punch-drunk debutante at a sweet sixteen coming-out party. I'm a big fan of her music, own several of her CDs, but It's hard to take a Woman seriously when EVERYTHING she wears in public makes your eyes focus lower than her face, if you know what I mean. How about you wear some nice sweaters and designer slacks every once in a while? And what's up with her husband? My wife is very attractive Asian lady who always asks me how she looks before we leave the house on social occasions. Learn a new expression: Age appropriate dress! That man of her needs to grow a pair and tell her: Those are MINE for private viewing only!
    Love your work, Mariah, but leave something to the imagination. I've seen them one time too many. This is the Pamela Anderson effect with much better vocal chords. Grow Up!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Alan

    I just want to say...that the damn woman celebrate! Everyone is so uptight anymore...so she had some drinks, big deal! I personally thought that she kept quite composed for having such a strong buzz. Go Mariah!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Bob

    How many times have you and I accepted an award drunk? I'm sure she wont let that happen again so we should all just forget it!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Mike S

    Somebody tell that talentless Ho-Bag that she isn't 20 anymore.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  132. kate

    To Adam:
    The phrase is "taken aback"

    January 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  133. juicey blueberry

    Just leave the girl alone, shes just being human give me a break !
    Love You MB, always have always will, so much that I let you take my cat Thompkins to the castle
    xoxo Lori

    January 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Csnider

    Sadly she was drunk not TIPSY. I was embarrassed for her. Eminem called her an alcoholic. For the age she is there is this thing called socially drinking in MODERATION. She was not in that category.
    Could she not have waited till her category was called? Funny none of you even mentioned that SHE COULD be a role model.

    I would have been beside myself to have to see myself like that the next day aired over and over.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  135. oh please

    take RESPONSIBILITY for your ACTIONS. stop blaming LEE as a bad influence. you chose to drink Mariah, no one stuck a funnel down your throat.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  136. juney

    There are so many better singers than Mariah, I have no idea where she gets her staying power. She's been at the top for so long she has no appreciation for how she got there. And she should wear clothing that actually fits; perhaps that would help. Overall, I echo the earlier sentiment, who gives a damn?

    January 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Neecy

    She's an idiot! If anyone is surprised that a pinhead like this would do anything but embarass herself they are as diluted as her fans. She has placed herself amongst the Loser Hall of Fame between Pee Wee Herman and Tanya Harding. Two years she will be even fatter and trying to get on Dancing With the Stars.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Leo

    i remember when she sang the national anthem at the 1989 NBA Finals Game, Between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. Since that time frame to the present, she like a lot of female an male singers alike, They have become entoxicated with themselves. Now the are forever NIMRODS.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  139. aggressiveFRUIT

    sounds like she is making excuses.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Jack

    Maybe it is time for Mariah Carey to grow up. I'm growing tired of celebrities and athletes acting as though they can do whatever they want and we are just supposed to "laugh" and go along with it. If you or I were under the influence, someone would be arresting us. But for a celebrity, we are supposed to think they are being funny and just go along with it. Maybe it is time for someone to send Mariah to a rehab center for her next album.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Adam

    I was pretty taken back when I first saw her acceptance speech at PSIFF. At first I thought, "How dare she? She should be taking this very seriously. She is getting an award." But then you look and see the director standing right next to her having a good time too. He obviously wasn't bothered by her behavior, so why should the pubic be? Glad they had a good time. And she wasn't completely incoherent. She did complete a few sentences that showed she was truly appreciative. hahaha.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Patty Archer

    Who cares...she can sing but she is so full of herself, like everyone is supposed to understand her and what she says. Again "my dear, I don't give a damn"...

    January 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Rita McCarthy

    Where is her apology for insulting the girl who played Precious in the movie. Her performance in the movie was blah compared to the all the others. It's sad when some just don't move on and let new talent shine! She has some good promoters I got to hand her that! Some just stay famous and in the spotlight when their talent has subsided. As far as Sean Penn goes, he is an actor and one of the greatest still. Mariah is just a wan a be. There is no excuse for her behavior! There are young girls out there that look up to her and she should be held accountable! No excuse! As far as her husband goes, he has no talent at all!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  144. saywhat?

    Huh???? Her explanation is as bad as her speech!
    "The thing is me and Lee......" , (now that's wonderful grammer)
    "There's a time for celebration, and a time for not...",...huh?
    I'm this girl that stands by a microphone and sings Hero..." ....Just what IS this girl trying to say?

    January 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Ian

    Mariah is FAN......TASTIC...always there for the FANS....What a magnificent LADY.Love her, love to hear her sing...and may she go on for a long long time.
    The heck with the idiot media fools.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  146. orchid

    Mariah, appears to be happy bottom line! I'd probaly get a lil tipsy too if I had all that going for me. Stop hatin on her and her husband. They seem happy.

    January 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  147. newdcorchedearth

    Isn't this dingbats 15 minutes over ? Does she even write her own music ? She's everything that is wrong with the music biz.

    January 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Belinda

    Mariah is such an amazing singer , people who don't approve of her ,go tell it to someone who cares.People care about this girl. She and her handsome husband will have beautiful babies. Sean Penn should go jump in the lake.

    January 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  149. NOT a Mariah fan

    very sad to see her like that. w/ all the deaths of young people in Hollywood lately, they need to sharpen up! if it's drugs, prescription or not... SOBER UP! do you want to wake up... in eternity? than you better be prepared for it.

    January 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Whatever

    So what, she was tipsy and loopy? Can't a celebrity drink and have fun without being called an alcoholic or a "Marilyn Monroe"? For goodness sakes people, don't tell me that you never had too much fun and made a fool of yourself, why can't Mariah do it? It's not like she did a Kanye West or drove a car while under the influence....get a sense of humor!

    January 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever always = a Jib a boo

      Yea pieces of SH!T like you are ok with pregnant moms drinking alcohol then you would know all about that you S!ut ghetto babymama.

      April 29, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  151. Laurie

    Mariah, You rock baby, so what if she was a bit tipsy. The media does not have much to talk about so they jump on anything.
    Mariah is a wonderful performer and person, ease up media

    January 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Diana

    It is getting old with the media and how they hound celebrities. They are just like everybody else. The media makes thousands off the misfortunes of others. It needs to stop. Do we really need to know if she was tipsy. How about she could have had a medical problem. Thank god for movies.

    January 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Camila

    I love Mariah. God really gave me a huge present when I was able to met her in Rio last October (2009) for the Oi Fashion Rocks concert. She was the most lovely person on earth while talking to me, even though it was a little bit quickly. Words can not express how wonderful she is. Hope she can come back soon. Considering the "drinking thing", it can happen to anyone.

    January 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candy Slice

      Carey is a drunken fool, a drunken idiot and I feel sorry for those rats she is about to squirt.

      April 29, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |

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