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It was the champagne that did it, Mariah Carey
On Wednesday night after a day of speculation, singer Mariah Carey admitted she had a little too much champagne before accepting a breakthrough acting award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Tuesday evening. The speculation arose following her acceptance speech, which you can watch below.
In her speech, Carey talked about the role in “Precious” that earned her the award that night. For the most part, it was a standard award show speech, but it was the way that Carey floated from subject to subject and the fact her speech went on and on that raised eyebrows at the festival.
So what made Carey seem so hazy? Wednesday at the People’s Choice Awards, Carey was asked that question backstage in a roundabout way, and she said it was a combination of things: being with her “Precious” director Lee Daniels for the first time in awhile, not eating, celebrating the movie’s success and, as is often the case at awards shows, a bit of bubbly. “There’s a time for celebration and a time for not, but really, technically, it’s kind of like a party atmosphere…we had splashes of champagne, and I love Lee but he’s a bad influence,” she said with a smile.