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LeAnn Rimes

I Was NOT DRUNK

12/20/2012 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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LeAnn Rimes tells TMZ ... she was NOT drunk when she performed on "X Factor" Wednesday night, contrary to LOTS of speculation.
 
LeAnn says she was in no way impaired, and any awkwardness was because "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."

LeAnn believes Carly Rose Sonenclar was very nervous and had difficulty with some of the notes and she was doing her best to help her get through it. 

LeAnn's lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with LeAnn a few minutes ago, tells TMZ "LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl."

LeAnn says she does not understand why people believe she was drunk. Stein has a theory:  "There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing."

One mystery remains -- we found out LeAnn made a plate of food backstage and spilled it everywhere. Stein told us he didn't know anything about that, but LeAnn insists she was stone cold sober.

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Berserk    

I called it.

617 days ago
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Jenn    

"This 13-year-old girl was trying to help me as I was having some trouble with the song."


FTFY

617 days ago
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pimpc    

Whore!

617 days ago
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Majestik    

Way to make that young girl your victim you douchette. I'm not surprised she throw her under the bus.

617 days ago
5.

Bill    

I think LeAnn's laxatives must have kicked in when she was singing that song!. That. Was. God. Awful!

617 days ago
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malia    

Well I want one of the pills she took. LOL since she was sober.

617 days ago
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Shannon    

Carly was not having issues!! She was having issues maybe because she didn't know how to sing with a train wreck, but she did an amazing job at the beginning until ****pants Rimes came in and ruined it!

617 days ago
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MBB    

looked & sounded like Carly was trying to Help Leann out since Leann was having trouble singing the song, not Leann trying to help Carly.........plus, Leann leaned over once during the song & almost lost her balance....something was up with her......Carly's a better singer than Leann even on a bad day....go Carly!

617 days ago
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Melanie    

Wow Shes going to blame this little girl!?!? She Started horrible and finished the same. Carly Rose was only a little off bc of Leann. What a Bitch

617 days ago
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BIG BEAR    

Ok missy . i believe you . But you still sucked !

617 days ago
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Eddie    

This woman is train wreak & destroyed a marriage she is on drugs needs to go away keep your kids away from her Eddie & move on you are a good looking guy you can do better I wish I had your looks I wouldn't settle for this garbage

617 days ago
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fixxin2    

Carly was NOT having any problems singing that song. In fact she performed amazingly well considering she had to sing with this impaired C-lister. LeAnn was obviously loaded on something.

617 days ago
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BIG BEAR    

what a ls**** !!

617 days ago
14.

Laura    

So..she acts like this stone cold sober? Wow.

617 days ago
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sr5    

The only issue Carly Rose had with the song was LeAnne Rimes trying to steal her spot light. This little girl can sing circles around LeAnne. The competition is about the up and coming talent, not the artists that are invited to sing with them. LeAnne was invited to sing because Carly looked up to her and now LeAnne has probably cost her the competition. Carly, find a new role model! And shame on you LeAnne!

617 days ago
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