'Worst criminal ever': Jelly Roll looks back on multiple arrests

Jelly Roll was arrested 47 times credit:Bang Showbiz
Jelly Roll was arrested 47 times credit:Bang Showbiz

Jelly Roll was the "worst criminal ever".

The 'Need A Favor' hitmaker - who has been open about his previous problems with the law - has endured multiple stints behind bars and admitted he was always terrible at running away from the police, leading to him being arrested almost 50 times.

Appearing on 'The Howard Stern Show', the DJ noted: “You must have been the worst drug dealer because you were busted like 47 times."

The 39-year-old star replied: “So bad. I was the worst criminal ever.”

Asked how he got caught so many times, he added: “My successfulness of running from the police is zero and 20."

The 'Son of a Sinner' hitmaker went on to tell a funny story about how he tried to flee the cops but his reactions were slowed after taking anti-anxiety medication Xanax and he admitted the police officer "felt so bad" about his pitiful attempt to run away, he wasn't even charged for trying to exit the scene.

He said: "I was probably 15 years old and I got arrested once and I was on a Xanax bar, Howard — never told this story, but you know how Xanax make you a little slow anyways?

"And in my mind, when the police pulled us over, I was like, ‘I’m just gonna run.’ So I opened the door, and in my mind, I jumped out and sprinted across a field and almost made it. I was so fat and Xanaxed out, I stood out and got two steps.

"The cop was standing there watching me, and I fell. And he finally, he just laid on top of me. He felt so bad for me, he didn’t even charge me for trying to run.”

The country singer recently admitted his criminal record is causing problems for him being able to go out on tour.

Speaking to Jon Bon Jovi for Interview Magazine, he said: "We’re figuring out the final pieces of some legal puzzles for me to get overseas."

"It’s funny, America has finally agreed to let me leave and give me a passport, but some countries won’t let me come because of my felonies.

"We’re working on that. I think it’s going to work in my favour."

When he was 16, the star was arrested for aggravated robbery, and served over a year in prison with seven years' probation after being charged as an adult.

He previously told Billboard: "I never want to overlook the fact that it was a heinous crime.

“This is a grown man looking back at a 16-year-old kid that made the worst decision that he could have made in life and people could have got hurt and, by the grace of God, thankfully, nobody did.”