Jelly Roll: Is He Asking Fans To Forgive Elle King?
Elle King isn’t the only country star who has been silent since her performance at Friday night’s (1/19) Dolly Parton tribute at the Grand Ole Opry, where she botched the song and began drunkenly repeating the f-word to the crowd. No one in country music, including her good friend Dierks Bentley, has said a word on social media about her.
However, while not mentioning King by name, Jelly Roll did post a message to his Insta Stories. Because of its timing, we speculate it could reference what King is going through now as she postpones shows and fans online have been brutal about her performance and said all kinds of unkind things about her. King and Jelly Roll know each other; she has opened concerts for him in the past.
Jelly posted three simple words to his Insta Stories that appear to support his friend. He wrote, “Let’s normalize forgiveness.” While we don’t know for sure if that is what he is referencing, he himself has been honest and upfront about his past mistakes involving alcohol, drugs, and stints in jail for selling drugs.
Jelly Roll spent hours in a Senate hearing earlier this month (1/11) in Washington, D.C., before the Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The hearing was titled “Stopping the Flow of Fentanyl: Public Awareness and Legislative Solutions.” He talked about the many friends he lost to the drug and his own struggle with drugs.
Jelly talked about the importance of therapy recently in an interview on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Jelly described himself as an “old-school Southern man.” He noted that his relationship with God and faith are also vital to his evolution.
Jelly said that he believes in “God and therapy.” He said he is “extremely open-minded” in his “old age.” Jelly offered, “I quit searching to be happy, and I started searching to be useful.” That’s when everything changed for him, and he strives to “be a man of service” and to help people.
King has not apologized for her behavior on the Grand Ole Opry. She has postponed a slew of upcoming concerts with no explanation, including a performance at Billy Bob’s Texas.