Video: Fiona Apple lashes out at Perez Hilton, TMZ prior to Ruth Eckerd Hall concert
Wearing an oversized hoodie, the singer sat down and calmly began to rant about her treatment at the hands of gossip blogger Perez Hilton and celebrity news site TMZ following her recent arrest in Texas for marijuana possession.
Today, video of the incident has surfaced. In the clip, according to Pitchfork, Apple says:
Perez Hilton, TMZ, whoever you represent: I'm not invulnerable to this stuff. I've been around for many years, but it hurts. I didn't need to hear that I'm 90 years old just because I didn't have a facelift in the last seven years. I'm f---ing losing weight because I'm having trouble digesting food because your guts are connected to your brain and I have a lot of stress in my brain." ...
So lay off with that stuff because it hurts my feelings. If for no other reason, that should be a good enough reason. Stop hurting people's feelings, stop bullying people because you were bullied. I know that that's not what you are. It can't be. Please stop hurting my feelings, because it really f---ing bothers me. Seriously. Please stop. It doesn't matter what I look like!
Watch the whole video above. It was definitely an, um, interesting way to start what turned out to be a fantastic show.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*