Jelly Roll Is Having Hassle Reserving an Abroad Tour ‘Due to My Felonies’theinsiderinsight

It is not simple for Jelly Roll to depart the US.

In a brand new Interview Magazine dialog with Jon Bon Jovi, the 39-year-old nation star opened up about why he is “not but” toured internationally, telling the rock icon his previous run-ins with the regulation are guilty.

“I’m so excited [to perform outside the United States]. We’re determining the ultimate items of some authorized puzzles for me to get abroad,” mentioned Jelly.

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“It’s humorous, America has lastly agreed to let me depart and provides me a passport, however some international locations received’t let me come due to my felonies,” added the Grammy-nominated artist. “We’re engaged on that. I believe it’s going to work in my favor.”

Jelly would not appear to be too beat up in regards to the problem, as he instructed Bon Jovi, “For the document I’m a child from Antioch, Tennessee, whose father by no means left the southeastern area till he was in his fifties.”

“I nonetheless have associates in Antioch who’ve by no means left,” mentioned the “Want a Favor” singer. “They’ve by no means seen a soccer recreation downtown—simply watch the Titans on TV each Sunday. I’m like, ‘You recognize the stadium is eighteen minutes away, proper? We will get a ticket for $10.'”

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The musician, born Jason Bradley DeFord, has been to jail round 40 occasions for numerous drug fees. He was arrested for the primary time at age 14, two years earlier than he was arrested for aggravated theft, charged as an grownup and served over a 12 months in jail — plus seven years’ probation.

“I by no means wish to overlook the truth that it was a heinous crime,” he instructed Billboard final 12 months. “It is a grown man wanting again at a 16-year-old child that made the worst choice that he may have made in life and other people may have gotten harm and, by the grace of God, fortunately, no one did.”

Earlier than Jelly shot to fame over the previous few years, incomes three No. 1 nation hits in 2023 alone, he labored to scrub up his act and reevaluate his relationship with sure vices.

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“I needed to be taught that you may drink alcohol with out doing cocaine. It took me a very long time to be taught that,” the “Son of a Sinner” performer instructed PEOPLE in December. “I’ve by no means mentioned that, however that is actual. There was a very long time the place I simply assumed, when folks instructed me they drank with out doing cocaine, I used to be like, I assumed we solely drank to do cocaine.”

Regardless of by no means going to rehab for his drug habit, Jelly now visits facilities throughout the US to spend time with folks in restoration, deliver heat meals and play music.

“I at all times mentioned that if I ever acquired on this state of affairs, I might do every part I may to provide again,” he mentioned. “The truth that simply me exhibiting up locations could make folks glad is such a present, and I really feel like if God gave me that reward, I ought to present up.”

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