Fiona Apple Speaks Out on Arrest for Hashish Possession

The singer-songwriter gives her side of the story in Houston on Friday.
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Two days after getting arrested for possession of hashish in Texas, Fiona Apple seized the opportunity at her Houston concert to give her side of the story.

The "Criminal" singer-songwriter's bus was stopped in the town of Sierra Blanca on Wednesday; police discovered the hash as well as a small amount of marijuana. Apple, 35, was then taken to Hudspeth County Jail, where she had a not-so-great experience.

In a verbose, rambling monologue at her Houston concert on Friday, Apple -- appearing simultaneously amused and angered by the situation -- told the audience that she wanted to apologize to "the guy who runs the jail," who she dubbed "a real decent guy," for "being attitude-y and saying that I didn't trust him. Because I didn't then but by the end of the day I did."

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TMZ has posted video of Apple's mea culpa, which then turned into a rant against a quartet of other jail employees whom she alleged behaved badly toward her and did things that were "probably illegal."

"There are four of you out there, and 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 that I couldn't hear or see you," she said, adding: "I then ripped the paper up, but not before I encoded it."

Apple went on to explain that she was keeping what she knows in a pair of metaphorical "lockboxes," and, her voice rising in anger, threatened, "I'll make you f--king famous, anytime you want, and I'll open up those boxes."


Back in June, Apple released her fourth full-length studio album (full title: The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Words Will Ever Do) to positive reviews. She embarked on a national tour afterward.

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