As you may have heard, Fiona Apple was arrested for possession of hashish last week at a border crossing in Texas. She readily admitted that the drugs (.01 pounds each of marijuana and hashish), and the “Free Fiona!” movement didn’t really come to a head, mostly because Ms. Apple was only detained long enough to miss one date on her tour, a scheduled Thursday night show in Austin.
Still, she didn’t exit the scenario unscathed, and she decided to air her grievances during a show in Houston on Friday.
“Most of the people were very nice to me,” she said of the officers who kept her in stir following her arrest. “There are four of you out there—I want you to know that I heard everything you did, I wrote it all down, with your names and everything you did and said, stupidly thinking I couldn’t see or hear you. I then ripped the paper up, but not before I encoded it.”
She goes on, discussing a pair of hypothetical lockboxes (is she channeling Al Gore?), and intimating that she may have been handled inappropriately during her time in the clink. Check out the whole speech below.
As you can hear, following the “I’ll make you f—ing famous” line, she rips into “Fast As You Can,” which is one of the most impressive moments of her show. She’s currently on the road promoting her fourth album The Idler Wheel Has A Bunch More Words After It.
What do you think of Fiona’s statement?