Cuba Gooding Jr. must’ve had one too many drinks before Tuesday’s Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York.
The award-winner took to the stage to present the Social Impact Award to designer pal John Varvatos, and wound up going on a drunken rant in front of the entire audience. The American Crime Story actor started his tirade, saying, “Nothing says I love you like f−−king sugar. F−−king boxed lunched. I’m drunk now, motherf−−kers. Deal with it.” As the crowd burst into laughter, he continued, “I thought the BET Awards were cheap. In the words of Spike Lee, excuse my language but, they can f−−k you too, Spike.”
An insider revealed to Page Six that Gooding hit the bar just before mingling with one of the event’s A-list guests, Rihanna. The source told reporters, “He was hitting up the bar as soon as he did the red carpet and, with some liquid courage under his belt, made a beeline for Rihanna. He played OJ [Simpson] on TV, but he really was juiced.”
This isn’t the first time Cuba made headlines for his belligerent behavior. A few years back, New Orleans police issued a warrant for his arrest after he was accused of shoving a female bartender.
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SOURCE: Page Six