Kanye West – 2005 Grammys
We all know ‘Ye has pulled his fair share outrageous stunts in the public eye, but not many people expected the Grammy award-winner to drop a bone-chilling acceptance speech upon being prized Best Rap Album for The College Dropout in 2005. In the speech, he reflected upon his car accident, stressing the “life is one big game of chance” metaphor and the importance of appreciating every moment. He went on to say that he planned to celebrate and scream every chance he got because he was at the Grammys. “Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I didn't win. I guess we'll never know,” said Kanye, and then hoisted his trophy to the sky, receiving a standing ovation.