After this week's insane acceptance speech doubleheader, reflection on Mariah Carey's history of public zaniness is in order. Throughout her career, Mariah has had several instances of questionable behavior—thankfully, the camera has always been there to catch her.
Before The Fall: The Barbara Walters Interview
Before any ostensible signs of oddity, Mariah spoke to Barbara Walters in November 1998, saying she learned to avoid drugs and hedonism through early exposure to family members' mistakes.
The Ice Cream Cart Breakdown
In July, 2001, Mariah made a surprise appearance on TRL to promote her biopic bomb, Glitter. Carson Daly could only stand aside while Mariah performed a mild striptease and distributed popsicles to the audience.
One Crib To Rule Them All
In the single most watched episode of Cribs ever, Mariah showed off her New York City penthouse in January 2002, and detailed the strange things (clothed bathing, exercising with stilettos), she likes to do within it. The public debut of the infamous "Mermaid Room".
Mariah & Nick: Precious Moments
On the red carpet of last year's AFI FEST in October, Mariah was overwhelmed by interviewers while attempting to explain her connection to Precious. When her husband Nick Cannon appears she becomes playful and almost walks away from the press entirely.
Forgetting Herself For Charity
At the December 2nd 2009 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Mariah mispronounced 'philanthropic' and then defended herself, while presenting friend L.A. Reid with an award for his philanthropic work.
Forecasting Future Madness On The Red Carpet
Before the evening brought even weirder moments from Mariah, her red carpet interviews at the Palm Springs Film Festival—during which she distracted herself and let her speech slow—foretold the mess to come.
Palm Springs: The Tipping Point
After winning the award for Best Breakout Performance, an admittedly tipsy Mariah took to the stage at Tuesday's Palm Spring Film Festival to deliver a seemingly endless, yet still gracious, acceptance speech.
The People's Choice: Repeat Performance
The supreme diva was still in fine spirits, though a little more restrained, a day later at the People's Choice Awards. Accepting her award for Favorite R&B artist, she made sure to name drop all the requisite contributors to success: God, CINDY BERGER!, and Nick Cannon's implicit good loving.