Carey found it difficult to speak as she slurred and stumbled with words while trying to give an acceptance speech after she bagged the best supporting actress award for Lee"s Precious at the Palm Springs Film Festival, earlier this week.
"The thing is me and Lee hadn't see each other in a long time, and then he was presenting my award, so he starts off immediately with inside jokes," the Mirror quoted Carey as saying at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, where she was named favourite RnB artist.
"We had splashes of champagne, and I love Lee but he's a bad influence. If people don't understand me and think I'm just like this girl that stands by a microphone and sings Hero, then they're definitely not going to get me…. But if people knew me better, they would understand I have a sense of humour, and basically that's what gets me through life," she added.