Scandal

Cuba Gooding Jr. a drunk 'mess' at event

Jan 16, 2016. Cuba Gooding, Jr. arrives at the 2016 FX Winter TCA in Pasadena.

Jan 16, 2016. Cuba Gooding, Jr. arrives at the 2016 FX Winter TCA in Pasadena.  (The Associated Press)

One drink, two drink, Cuba Gooding Jr. takes the floor.

During Tuesday’s Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York, the “American Crime Story” star gave an expletive-filled speech while presenting the Social Impact Award to designer pal John Varvatos.

“Nothing says I love you like f–king sugar,” the 48-year-old actor began, “F–king boxed lunched. I’m drunk now, m—rf–kers. Deal with it.”

As the crowd erupted with laughter, Gooding Jr. continued his colorful tirade.

“I thought the BET Awards were cheap,” he said in a video captured on Instagram. “In the words of Spike Lee, excuse my language but, they can f–k you too, Spike.”

It appears Gooding Jr. hit the bar before mingling with one of the event’s A-List guests.

“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,” an insider said.

“He played OJ [Simpson] on TV, but he really was juiced,” the spy continued.

This isn’t the first time Gooding Jr.’s hard partying antics have raised eyebrows. Spies caught the star boozing shirtless in Miami earlier this year.

“He was running around telling people how he and his wife are separated [and] how she was his high-school sweetheart. He was a mess,” a source told Page Six.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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