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27. Fiona Apple: "This World Is Bullshit" (1997)

Much like her oft-combative material, Fiona Apple's words after receiving the Best New Artist Moonman were disorienting, yet poignant. After explaining that her speech would be different, and she'd say what she wanted to say because Maya Angelou would want it that way, she laid into pop idolatry. "This world is bullshit," she said. "You shouldn't model your life on what we think is cool, and what we're wearing and what we're saying and everything. Go with yourself." And then she thanked her mom.