Mariah Carey’s Triumphantly Loopy Acceptance Speech At The Palm Springs International Film Festival
Mariah Carey‘s inebriated acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where she won the award for breakthrough artist for her role in the movie Precious, has been labeled as “bizarre,” although it seems the media is more interested in framing it along the line of Carey’s Glitter-era craziness. It’s been awhile since the pop diva’s personal and career meltdown surrounding the release of the 2001 bomb, which she starred in and contributed the soundtrack for.
During an appearance on MTV’s now-defunct Total Request Live at the time of the movie’s release, a seemingly exhausted Carey asked host Carson Daly to kidnap her, before going into a monologue about therapy, to which Daly responded to by saying,
Ladies and gentlemen, Mariah Carey has lost her mind.”
That was followed with a message to fans that she posted on her website:
I don’t know what’s going on with my life. And so I don’t really feel like I should be doing music right now.”
Carey has bounced back several times since, returning to her previous career heights with The Emancipation of Mimi in 2006. While her most recent album, Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel, has, so far, failed to deliver huge sales, she’s a bona fide actress now, something that, after her experience with Glitter must feel like the sweet smell of success. Who wouldn’t want to drink to that?
UPDATE: For people who apparently needed an explanation for her behavior, Carey explained her side of the story to People.com. She said:
The thing is, me and Lee (Precious director Lee Daniels) hadn’t seen each other in a while. I love Lee, but he’s a bad influence! 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.”