After getting herself arrested last Thrusday on hash possession charges, causing her to cancel her gig at Austin City Limits, Fiona Apple, already released, took the opportunity at her show in Houston to send four police officers a message. Even before greeting the audience, she went on a rant saying that she remembers quite vividly what four of the officers she had to deal with during her day in a Hudspeth county jail had said and done, and who they were. The singer called their conduct “inappropriate” and “probably illegal”. Listen to the recording below.
However, yesterday a new chapter was added to the soap, when a letter surfaced, signed by Rusty Fleming, representative of the Hudspeth county sheriff's department. The message contains some beauties like the following: “First, Honey, I'm already more famous than you, I don't need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine.... Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say - now that you've been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don't worry Sweetie, I won't bill you... […] my last piece of advice is simple "just shut-up and sing. ”