JELLY ROLL PAYS UNANTICIPATED VISIT TO JAIL INMATES AFTER VIRAL TIKTOK APPEAL: 'SEEKING A FAVOR'
Matt Case - August 14th
During the weekend, Jelly Roll, taking a respite from his demanding tour itinerary, bestowed moments of joy and inspiration upon a contingent of inmates participating in the Helping Addicts Recover Progressively (HARP) Program at Chesterfield County Jail.
Initiated by Chesterfield Sheriff Karl Leonard, the voluntary jail-centered initiative strives to aid incarcerated individuals grappling with addiction. Since its establishment in 2016, the program has achieved notable success, earning acclaim on a global scale.
"Jelly Roll, we need a favor!" expressed the group in a TikTok post that has garnered an audience of over 570,000 viewers. "We implore you to make a stop at Chesterfield County Jail... Deliver a message of hope, imbue it with life, love, fortitude, and optimism."
Notably, members of this affirmative assembly frequently share video snippets on social media, documenting their strides toward recovery. Lately, the group has directed its outreach towards Jelly Roll, beseeching him to grace them with his presence and provide a dose of "hope shot."
@Jelly Roll your lyrics speak to our souls! Thank you for sharing them with us.♬ original sound - HARPTOK
Having once been an inmate himself, the rapper-turned-country artist has consistently maintained transparency regarding his incarceration experience and personal struggle with addiction.
Therefore, upon learning that these inmates not only appreciated his musical endeavors but also resonated with his transformative life narrative, he found himself compelled to embrace the chance to engage with this cohort and gain firsthand insight into the program's essence.