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Jelly Roll gets emotional when he revisits his old prison cell

By meerna Jun12,2024

Jelly Roll takes a trip down memory lane.

IN A country of rebelswhich premiered on Monday, June 10, at the Tribeca Film Festival, the “Sin of a Sinner” singer recalled his frequent conflicts with the law while visiting his former prison.

“Holy shit,” Jelly Roll, 39, says as he enters the Metro-Davidson County Correctional Facility in Nashville.

“At the age of 14, I started making a series of decisions that led to what I call the revolving door of justice,” he adds. “So I would say from the age of 14 to 24 I spent eight, eight and a half years incarcerated. Go home for six months and go back to prison for a year.”

The cameraman then follows the country star to his old cell and, looking around, he cries, “This is the house.”

“I never thought I’d lay down here (again),” he says, sitting on the bunk bed.

Jelly Roll then details his upbringing in Antioch, a neighborhood in Nashville.

“For many years I looked back on my childhood and the only emotion I could think about was anger,” he says. “I would be angry at this situation. On the establishment. For lack of resources. Not only for us – for everyone,” he says.

Back in his cell, he looks out the window and says, “He’s a madman. When I started thinking clearly and dreaming, I stopped looking through those windows and seeing barbed wire. I started to see success.”

Jelly Roll stars in the main role A country of rebelswhich explores how a diverse group of artists are challenging country music culture, alongside Lainey Wilson, BRELAND, Sam Williams and more.

In recent Interview magazine an interview with Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of “Need a Favor”, revealed that he had not toured abroad due to his previous run-ins with the law.

“I’m very excited (to perform outside the United States). We are working on the final pieces of the legal puzzles that will allow me to travel abroad,” Jelly said.

“It’s funny, America finally agreed to let me leave and give me a passport, but some countries won’t let me come because of my crimes,” the Grammy-nominated artist added. “We’re working on it. I think this will work to my advantage.”

Jelly Roll was first arrested at age 14, two years before his arrest for aggravated assault, was charged as an adult and served over a year in prison plus seven years on probation.

“I never want to overlook the fact that this was a terrible crime,” he said Billboard last year. “This is a grown man looking back at a 16-year-old who made the worst decision he could have ever made in his life, and people could have gotten hurt because of it, but by the grace of God, no one did.”

By meerna

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