Mariah Carey nearly missed out on picking up a prize at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (06Jan10) - she was held up in a major traffic jam on her way to the ceremony.
The pop singer was due to walk the red carpet at the city's Nokia Theatre with other stars, but was forced to sneak in a back entrance after her car was severely delayed.
A representative for Carey insists the star was relieved to make it to the venue in time to collect her prize for Best R&B Artist, telling New York Post gossip column PageSix, "We were stuck in horrible traffic... and could not make it in time (for the red carpet)."