The Texas Sheriff’s department has responded to Fiona Apple’s allegations that she observed potentially illegal behavior while in custody, MSN’s Wonderwall is reporting. Apple, the singer best known for her 90s hit “Criminal,” recently landed in hot water after authorities in Texas discovered hashish on her tour bus. The ensuing arrest puts the 35-year-old singer in good company; Sierra Blanca police previously arrested Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Armie Hammer for drug possession as well.
The situation took a turn for the worse when Fiona Apple told an audience at a recent concert that she may have observed some fishy shenanigans and experienced mistreatment during the time she spent in custody. The proclamation, which was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube, has not settled well with the Texas Sheriff’s department. In order to express their dissatisfaction with the singer’s allegations, they went to the media.
Rusty Fleming, public information officer for the Texas Sheriff’s department, issued the following statement to Fiona Apple via MTV News:
“First — Honey, I’m already more famous than you, I don’t need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine. Have you ever heard of Snoop [Dogg], Willie [Nelson] or Armand Hammer? Maybe if you would read something besides your own press releases, you would have known BEFORE you got here, that if you come to Texas with dope, the cops will take your DOPE away and put YOU in jail. Even though you and I only met briefly in the hallway, I don’t know you but I’m sure you’re an awesome and talented young woman. I’m sure that [your fans] would just as soon you get this all behind you and let you go back to what you do best — so my last piece of advice is simple ‘just shut-up and sing.'”
As of this writing, Fiona Apple has yet to respond to the department’s answer to her allegations. If we’re lucky, perhaps she’ll issue a statement during her next performance. Do you think Fiona Apple was right to address the issue in such a public manner?