Mariah Carey Acceptance Speech Puzzles Press

Mariah Carey Speech

The fine people of the press were left in confusion after witnessing Mariah Carey’s 7-minute acceptance speech during Tuesday night’s Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

Carey had won the Breakthrough Performance Award for her part as a social worker in the film Precious. PEOPLE Magazine reported that Carey “never quite managed to finish her sentence that began, “Please forgive me because I am a little bit…”

So as the news spins, the wheels turn in the heads of those who witnessed her scattered and confusing rambling of a speech, resulting in the quest to get to the bottom of why Carey couldn’t quite get her spewing words to come out the way she may have hoped.

When Carey was given her award by Precious director Lee Daniels, Festival organizers remarked that Carey must have been nervous to speak among such superior and notable performers as Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, Clint Eastwood and Dame Helen Mirren. Some may even speculate that the absence of her hubby, Nick Cannon, may have added to her nervousness. Others have even suggested the possibility of too much champagne or drug use.

Carey, the R&B artist who recently released her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, has a loyal following that may not be too surprised by her strange behavior. Carey has been caught behaving badly on more than one occasion, with a complication with prescription medication being stated as the cause.

Sean Penn’s saucy remark of “Think anything is going to make YouTube tonight?” after Carey left the stage, triggered the inevitable. Even Jason Reitman, the Director of the Year winner for Up in the Air, took a dig at Carey with: “Right now I am as happy as Mariah Carey seems.” So, just for the sake of citing sources, here’s one of the YouTube videos that has everyone up in a tizzy and wondering what exactly caused Carey to stumble her way through her acceptance mess.

Truth be told, this glamour gal won the award regardless of how she thanked her fans and supporters. Maybe if Mariah Carey wins as Best R&B Artist in tonight’s 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards, she will take advantage of an opportunity for a second chance or recreate history once again. No comment on this dizzying experience yet from Carey’s publicists at PMK-BNC.


  1. eleanor says

    She reminds me of Judy Garland.

    There is a lot of pressure and stress in show biz plus a lot of singers become primadonnas (eg Barbra Streisand) because of constant asskissing from public.

    But nothing lasts forever, and one loses the inspiration one had as a normal person.

    She probably just needed sleeping pills in the beginning, and then needed uppers to get up in the morning or afternoon whatever the case maybe. She probably is on prozac and xoloft and kava kava, with a cocktail or 2 thrown in.

    Her speech has got to be the most unfocused, rambling, confused stream of conscious sleep talking ever. Does she even realize it’s really happening?

  2. damian says

    Mariah is a …….(edited by site admin)……. who has too much money and is bored with her life, and like most celebrities has turned to drugs and alcohol.

    She has lost her class and has gained attuitude along with 30 pounds…LOL You think someone with this much money could afford professional help and a dietician….

    This will be another Anna Nicole Smith.

    No pity for her at all.

    • Lorri Berry says

      I think it is easy to judge those who are constantly in the public eye. I think what is important is that she did play an excellent role in the independent film Precious, which is why she received the award in the first place. Some people don’t even show up for their acceptance speeches. Not to upset you too much, Damian, but she also won Best R&B Artist at the People’s Choice Awards. She must be doing something right.

  3. Mihaela Lica says

    You know, God has a great sense of humor. He manages to place talent and grace in the most unexpected places. I think, regardless of this poor performance, there’s still a hero inside this beautiful woman.

  4. hmmm says

    I’m not one to condemn drug use, but I’d say that is most certainly the culprit, not alcohol. I’ve seen my share of both enough to honestly assert this! Probably not a wise move when expecting to win an award, though :P!

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