If you've heard that Mariah Carey was busted by a social worker for drinking and doing drugs while breastfeeding your new twins, you're only half right. There was a social worker called to her hospital room, but she wasn't doing anything untoward.
Nick Cannon told Piers Morgan on CNN (watch it below the jump) that it looks like somebody alerted the authorities about Mimi, whose only crime was trying to breastfeed new kids Moroccan and Monroe: "Child protective services were called with allegations that, you know, there was some drinking and drugs and all that going on while in the hospital, which again makes no sense to me," Cannon said. "Like, how would a hospital even allow that?"
He added that a nurse had suggested to Carey that she drink "a small amount of Guinness, the dark beer, that it improves the yeast for breastfeeding or the yeast improves breastfeeding," which possibly led to the call. "I guess someone maybe overheard that (suggestion), and this is a good way to make a quick buck, or call the tabloids," he said. "It's kind of sad that people think that we'll make money off of these newborns." Yeah, like celebrities selling photos of their kids to glossies or something. Shameful.
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Posted by Joshua Gillin at 3:12:51 pm on May 13, 2011