Fiona Apple was arrested at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas, after a “routine check” by patrol officers turned up small amounts of both marijuana and hashish, according to police. Apple was taken to Hudspeth County jail, and was released on Sept. 20th after posting a small bond. The well spoken native, Solange Knowles came to Fiona Apple’s defense. She was not impressed by the way Texas Sheriff’s Dept. wrote their open letter to Fiona. “Only in Texas would a Sheriff write an open letter to an artist & send it to press starting with the words, ‘First, Honey’,” she commented. “On behalf of my state, #SorryFiona,” the Texas native added in a series of messages, “Just goes to show so clearly these cops luv ego-tripp’n & use all the folks he so proudly mentions in his letter…to pet their pussy-cats. I especially love the part when the cop says ‘Im already more famous than you’. #cuntycops #shwerkit.”If you want to read the condescending letter below.
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…
Next, have you ever heard of Snoop, Willie 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 and even though I’m not a fan of yours, I am sure there are thousands of them out there, and I’m sure that they 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.”
This is just sad.