The friend confided to People Magazine:
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But as speculation increased as to whether Rimes was drunk during the performance, the singer had a BIG TIME response!
"In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl. And while I have not given any media outlet a quote, if you want one, here it is “It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight."
The key part of the statement is where Rimes says she hasn't given any statement since someone from her camp DID give one.
Or so someone claims?
The whole thing is really confusing, but we're awaiting the next plot twist in the days of Rimes'