September 23, 2012


Fiona Apple Addresses Arrest in Rambling, Bizarre Onstage Speech

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

We reported on Fiona Apple's drug bust last week in the border town of Sierra Blanca, Texas, and how police said the songbird admitted the "controlled substances" were in fact hers.

Two days after her arrest, at her Houston concert, Apple told audiences of "inappropriate behavior" that is "probably illegal" occurred the night she was behind bars at the Hudspeth County Jail. She weirdly ranted about "lock boxes," and having a "decoder" though never gave any actual detail about what was done to her.

We already know the statement by the police, but here is Apple's strange take on the incident:

"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. I then ripped the paper up, but not before I encoded it and – I got two lock boxes. We'll call them 'holding cell one' and 'holding cell two.' In 'holding cell one' is the encoded version of the shit that you did that I know was inappropriate and probably illegal. In 'holding cell two' is the decoder. I'm the only one who holds the key, and you and I will be intimate forever because I will hold that secret forever. Unless of course the celebrity that you had so much interest in but you wanted to accuse me of bringing up while you laughed at me all night? Unless you're interested in being a celebrity, I'll make you f--king famous any time you ask and I'll open those boxes. So why don't you stay in your f--king holding cell?"

Watch her rant here.