Mariah Carey Quotes 5-Year-Old Son During Acceptance Speech at the GLAAD Media Awards
By Desiree Murphy
Mariah Carey got a little help from her son at the GLAAD Media Awards -- a pretty adorable quote from him, that is.
Dressed in a glitzy, body-hugging Mark Zunino Haute Couture gown with a plunging neckline, the "We Belong Together" singer stunned at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Saturday.
Though he wasn't in attendance, 5-year-old Moroccan was with his mother in spirit, receiving a special shout-out from the diva towards the end of her speech as she accepted the Ally Award. The award, which honored Carey for her longtime support for LGBT equality, was presented to her by Empire producer Lee Daniels.
"Mariah is one of us," Daniels said, praising the diva, who he worked with on the 2009 drama, Precious. "I know many celebrities that pretend to be one of us. This b**ch is one of us -- to the marrow bone."
Carey beamed as she accepted the award from Daniels. "This is amazing," she said on stage. "OK, I got to tell you, I was a little nervous about tonight because I thought I needed to learn a whole new alphabet to introduce and not un-include people, because I was like, 'Man, I don't want to do it wrong and what do I do?'"
"And then I decided that if I have to memorize it, I might as well elaborate on it," the 46-year-old singer continued. "So we've got 'L,' legendary. 'G,' gorgeous. 'B,' beautiful, all of you beautiful, beautiful people. 'T,' tantalizing, and even 'Q,' for quality."
Carey concluded with a few words of advice for the star-studded crowd, including an adorable quote from Moroccan, her son with ex-husband Nick Cannon. (They are also parents to Monroe, Moroccan's twin sister.)
"I just want to say to everybody in the room… thank you for the unconditional love, because it's very difficult to me to have that. I haven't experienced much of it," she said. "So, I thank you. I thank you, and I wish all of you love, peace, harmony, and as my 5-year-old son, Rocky, likes to say, 'Boobies and butts.'"
Backstage, the singer shared with ET that both of her twins will be an important part of her upcoming nuptials to Australian billionaire James Packer.
"They're my kids, they'll always be with me at these affairs," Carey said. "Miss Monroe has her own dress that she'll be wearing."
Last month, a slew of stars stepped out for the West Coast installment of the gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Watch the video below to hear highlights from the event, which included appearances by Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner and Ruby Rose.