Mariah Carey was presented with a GLAAD Award by her good friend Lee Daniels over the weekend. Come inside to hear how MiMi remixed her acceptance speech plus red carpet flicks inside….
Fresh off her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour overseas, Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey headed to the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Waldorf Astoria in NYC over the weekend. The annual event celebrates and honors various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.
The Elusive Chanteuse songstress was presented with the Ally Award by her good friend/filmmaker Lee Daniels who introduced the iconic singer with a touching introduction speech.
Fresh off her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour overseas, Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey headed to the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Waldorf Astoria in NYC over the weekend.
The Elusive Chanteuse songstress was presented with the Ally Award by her good friend/filmmaker Lee Daniels.
Taking center stage, Lee picked Mariah up before she started showering her friend with love, pointing out that he changed her life when he put her in his 2008 film Tennessee. She went on to share how nervous she was that she would mess up the LGBTQ acronym, so she decided to give it a little remix as she described all of the people gathered in the room.
“I had to learn a whole new alphabet to introduce and not un-include people,” Mariah said. “I don’t want to do it wrong. I decided that if I have to memorize it, I might as well elaborate on it. So we have L: legendary. G: gorgeous. B: beautiful — all of you beautiful people! T: tantalizing, and even Q for quality!” she said.
“Thank you for the unconditional love, because it’s very difficult for me to have that. I haven’t experienced much of it… I wish all of you love, peace, harmony, and as my five-year old son (Roc) likes to say: boobies and butts!”
Peep her acceptance speech and Lee's introduction speech below:
On the carpet....
Mariah, who's currently filming for her upcoming reality show "Mariah's World," flossed her curves in a sheer shimmery gown as she sashayed down the carpet. Looking good MC!
As expected, her soon-to-be husband James Packer was right by her side whispering sweet nothings in her ear.
“Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels was all hugged up on the carpet with his stylist boyfriend Jahil Fisher. These two were doing the most with Jussie Smollett on Instagram over the weekend. Peep the clip HERE.
Shut it down then!
“Orange Is The New Black” starlet Laverne Cox, who was tapped to host the event, came to slay honey! Chick strutted her stuff in a red super sexy cut-out gown by MIKALED paired with Kenneth Cole heels and an EmmKuo clutch before getting to her hosting duties.
We’ll be seeing more of Laverne when the new season of “OITNB” premieres June 17th on Netflix.
For her second of the evening, the EMMY nominated actress kept it sleek and chic in an emerald green Michael Costello gown, Kenneth Cole shoes and she accessorized with Forevermark and Simon G jewels. Gorge.
And for round three:
The YBF actress brought the glam in a navy strapless high slit Rubin Singer gown decorated with floral print.
Take a peek at her introduction below:
Back on the carpet...
Hollywood actor Robert De Niro brought his lovely wife Grace Hightower as his date for the evening. Robert has a few new films coming down the pipeline, including The Wizard of Lies and The Comedian.
MSNBC host Tamron Hall posed it up in a black and silver printed frock. We see you Tamron with the sideboob!
She was later joined by actor Andrew Rannells for a few laughs before hitting the stage to present:
In the audience...
MiMi and Laverne caught up with one another for Instagram selfie.
And "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was also in the mix.
Photos: Getty/Laverne's IG