Billboard -- Fiona Apple addressed her recent arrest at a New Orleans performance on Monday, apologizing for the headlines -- though not for her alleged drug possession.
"I'm really, really sorry that all the work that we did is being overshadowed by all this bullshit," she told the crowd. Apple's first album in seven years, the lengthily titled "The Idler Wheel…," was released in June.
On Monday, she also revised comments she previously made about keeping a record of police actions in a "lock box": "Also, there are no fucking lock boxes. I didn't make up a code," she said. "It was my way of drawing a parallel between the self. I am not that fucked up."
Apple was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, on Sept. 19 after marijuana and hash were discovered on her tour bus, cops stated. She posted a $10,000 bond the following day and was released to continue her tour.
After Apple discussed the arrest and police behavior from the stage in Houston over the weekend, Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department public information officer Rusty Fleming wrote a letter to the singer, urging her to "just shut-up and sing."
Watch Apple's on-stage apology below, via TMZ:
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