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Texas Sheriff's Department to Fiona Apple: 'Just Shut Up and Sing'

Authorities goad singer after she rants about arrest

Fiona Apple
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September 25, 2012 10:20 AM ET

A Texas sheriff's office has responded after Fiona Apple ranted against authorities at a Houston show following her arrest for hash possession, CNN reports. Rusty Fleming, a spokesman for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office, had some pointed words for Apple in a statement: "Just shut up and sing."

Apple was arrested last week in Sierra Blanca, Texas, after police searched her tour bus at a border stop and found hash and a small amount of marijuana. Two days after the arrest, Apple called out some officers while performing in Houston show for "inappropriate" and "probably illegal" behavior and offered to "make you fucking famous." Fleming suggested Apple call the state attorney general to file a complaint and quipped in the release, "We'll give her the number if she needs that."

"First, Honey, I'm already more famous than you, I don't need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine," wrote Fleming. "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."

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