After spending Wednesday night in a Sierra Blanca, Texas jail cell, Fiona Apple got back on her (newly hash-free) tour bus and headed for Houston to play a show. During the performance, she opened up — in her trademark way — on her arrest. While “most of the people” in Texas were “very nice” to her, Apple says she witnessed several police officers doing “inappropriate and possibly illegal” things. And she has a message for them.
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. […] Unless you’re interested in being a celebrity, I’ll make you fucking famous any time you ask and I’ll open those [lock] boxes. So why don’t you stay in your fucking holding cell?”
The whole statement — in all its slightly rambling-yet-compelling glory — is here.