Watch Father John Misty’s makeshift Grammy acceptance speech

“I just wanna say, fuck society.”

February 01, 2018
Watch Father John Misty’s makeshift Grammy acceptance speech Father John Misty performs onstage during The New Yorker Festival at Gramercy Theatre during on October 8, 2016 in New York City.   Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The New Yorker

Father John Misty's 2017 album Pure Comedy won a Grammy for Best Album Package on Sunday, but he didn't get to deliver an acceptance speech until Wednesday. As Spin reports, the artist took a moment during a show in Sydney, Australia to thank the Recording Academy, and also spread some important truth.

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“Uh, well, thanks," Tilman said. "I don’t have a whole lot of time, but, God, fuck, I just wanna say, fuck society. I wanna say that this government is a criminal organization. Uh, FlatEarth.com, please go check that out.”

FlatEarth.com isn't a real website — yet — but the crowd seemed to take the ironic message in stride. Tilman went on to joke that his new Grammy, which awards album art and design, also helped him to overcome a principle enforced on him by his parents and teachers growing up.

"Everybody was always saying that, like, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, you know," he told the crowd, "and I think that this is really evidence of the fact that it’s what’s outside that matters."

Watch the full speech below.

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