The 15 Most WTF Moments In VMA History

by (@unclegrambo)

11) “The World Is Bullsh*t” (1997)

Have you ever been at a wedding where one of the (possibly inebriated) groomsmen or bridesmaids jumps on the mic and makes a really awkward, rambling speech that everyone in the room wishes would somehow, mercifully, magically end without causing them any further embarrassment? Well, that’s sort of what happened to Fiona Apple at the 1997 VMAs, only swap “wedding speech” for “Best New Artist acceptance speech.” Just like our analogy, you know you’re in for a trainwreck when a speech begins with “Oh man, I didn’t prepare a speech.” If Fiona were granted the power to call a “do over,” you can bet this quirky yet fiercely intelligent artist would use it for this moment.