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

Texas Sheriff's Department to Fiona Apple: 'Shut Up and Sing'
Over the weekend, Fiona Apple followed up her hash-related arrest with an onstage rant where she suggested four people engaged in "inappropriate and probably illegal" behaviour while she was in jail. Now, a Hudspeth County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman has called her out in an open letter.

In a letter published on TMZ, spokesman Rusty Fleming seems to think that the arrest jump-started Apple's career. He also insists that he's already more famous than her, adding that she should just "shut up and sing."

Here's the head-scratcher of a letter in its entirety:

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."


Rusty Fleming

Fiona Apple has yet to respond to the letter, but we have a feeling that it won't be long before she does.