At a concert in Houston two days after her drug arrest, Fiona Apple opened up to her audience about the experience while alluding obscurely to some kind of wrongdoing by people involved in the arrest.
Apple was busted on Wednesday in the border town of Sierra Blanca, Texas, when police found hash and marijuana in her tour bus during a search. She was held briefly at the Hudspeth County Jail.
The singer started out by apologizing to “the guy who runs the jail,” for being “atittudey.” She then went on to call out four others for some kind of behavior that she calls “inappropriate” and “probably illegal.”
“And I want you to know that I heard everything you did,” Apple said onstage. “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 fucking famous any time you ask and I’ll open those boxes. So why don’t you stay in your fucking holding cell?”