Most memorable MTV VMAs moments

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:56:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 30 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2014 edition, set for August 24, check out some of the most memorable.

MTV VMAs - Fiona Apple 1997
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1997: While accepting her Best New Artist award, Fiona Apple goes into meltdown mode with a rambling speech in which she bashes MTV and celebrity culture. The memorable acceptance speech included Apple explaining "this world is bulls---" and quoting Maya Angelou in telling fans to "Go with yourself."

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