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Dizzy diva Mariah Carey’s strange acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival left onlookers scratching their heads as to what planet the singer was on but, according to the star, it was simply a case of too much champagne.

While picking up the Breakthrough Actress prize for her role as an unglamorous social worker in the movie ‘Precious’, Mariah giggled and told the audience, “Please forgive me because I’m a little bit… um… yeah,” before rambling on rather incoherently for the next few minutes.

Since then, Mariah has confessed she was chugging back the bubbly stuff before the ceremony with ‘Precious’ director Lee Daniels. She explained, “We’d been sitting there, celebrating this whole time and having little splashes, and I hadn’t eaten.”

The ‘obsessed’ singer continued, “The thing is, me and Lee 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 humour. And basically that’s what gets me through life.”

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