*Cuba Gooding Jr. had himself a good ol’ time at Tuesday’s Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York, where he was tasked with presenting the event’s Social Impact Award to designer friend John Varvatos.
According to Page Six, it quickly became apparent that the actor hit the bar hard before taking the stage.
“Nothing says I love you like f−−king sugar,” the 48-year-old actor began, “f−−king boxed lunched. I’m drunk now, motherf−−kers. Deal with it.”
The crowd laughed as Gooding forged on.
“I thought the BET Awards were cheap,” he continued. “In the words of Spike Lee, excuse my language but, they can f−−k you too, Spike.”
Someone’s camera was rolling to capture the “American Crime Story” star in all his messiness.
“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 told the Daily Mail of Gooding’s activity at the event.
“He played OJ [Simpson] on TV, but he really was juiced,” the spy continued.