At a recent concert in Clearwater, Fla., Fiona Apple went on an epic rant railing against her detractors, most specifically gossip websites PerezHilton and TMZ.
A recent bout of negative publicity seems to have spurred the some seven-minute lecture from the musician. Apple was arrested at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Tx., on Sept. 20 after marijuana was found on her tour bus. Unflattering photographs of the 35-year-old star, including a mugshot from her arrest, then proliferated on the Internet.
The YouTube recording uploaded to the site on Sept. 30 shows Apple sitting on the stage floor. "All right, this is all going to culminate in me actually talking to Perez Hilton. I'm sorry man, but you're the only that has the guts to be a person rather than a bunch of people like TMZ or whatever, I can give you that," she begins.
Apple then calls the tabloids "totally irresponsible" and says that reading gossip items about her appearance "hurts." She also said that, despite her remarks, she harbored no real hope for any change in the media.
I've given away my computer now, because I cannot do it anymore. I've trying to keep track of all the fucking things that are said. So whoever's gonna write and be mean, go ahead I'm not going to read it. But Perez Hilton, I should have never have seen this. But to hire "experts" to comment and say that I am sick is totally, totally irresponsible, and dangerous and you should know better… And I'm not on any drugs. I had some bourbon before I came out here.
Can we please? I realize it's ridiculous and hopeless for me to ask this but, Perez Hilton, TMZ whoever you represent, I'm not invulnerable to this stuff. I've been around for many years. But it hurts. I spent all yesterday -- I don't need to hear that I'm 90-years-old, just because I didn't have a facelift in the last seven years you saw me.
This isn't the first time Apple has ranted to audiences since her arrest. At a Houston show on Sept. 22, Apple made allegations of "inappropriate and probably illegal" police conduct while she was detained at the Hudspeth County jail before being released on $10,000 bail.
Fiona Apple was arrested on drug possession charges on Sept. 19 at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas. When officers searched her tour bus they allegedly found hashish.
Amanda Bynes was arrested on April 6, 2012 and charged with a DUI after she sideswiped a police car.
In this handout photograph supplied by the Aspen Police Department, 34-year-old Brooke Mueller poses for her mugshot after being arrested and charged with assualt and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on December 3, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. The ex-wife of American actor Charlie Sheen was arrested in the early hours of December 3, 2011 after a woman reported an assualt identifying Mueller as the assailant. (Getty)
In this police mug shot from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Pittsburg Steelers' receiver Hines Ward poses for a mug shot, on July 09, 2011 in DeKalb County, Georgia. According to reports Ward was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, Samantha Ronson poses for a mug shot August 1, 2011 in Barstow, California. Ronson was arrested for DUI after being pulled over for speeding near Baker, California. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, Jenelle Evans poses for a mug shot August 8, 2011 in Oak Island, North Carolina. Evans, of MTV's 'Teen Mom 2', was arrested Monday for violating the terms of her probation after testing possitive for Marijuanna and opiates. Evans was placed in jail on USD 10,000 bond and later released. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lindsay Lohan is seen in a mug shot October 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Lohan was arrested for probation violations and released after posting USD 100,000 bail. (Getty)
In this mug shot released by the 2011 Hillsborough County Jail, Michael Lohan, 51, poses for his mugshot after being arrested for battery domestic violence on October 25, 2011 in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. Lohan, was also previously arrested in 2009 in New York for allegedly violating a protection order against him. (Getty)
Here is actor Nicolas Cage after he was arrested for domestic battery in New Orleans at 6.33am on Saturday April 16. Police charged him with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Booking photo and report courtesy of Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. (Splash)
Andy Dick smirks in his mugshot after being arrested at a restaurant in Temecula, California, for allegedly being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The 45-year-old comic was listed on the booking sheet as 5ft 10in and weighing 155lbs. He was apparently at 9.20pm on May 2 at a Marie Callenders, not a restaurant chain known as a celebrity hotspot. (Splash)
Russell Brand was arrested on March 15 after allegedly throwing and smashing a photographer's iPhone in New Orleans. (New Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)