A talented young man, who should have definitely pursued a career in music instead of entering the world of crime, brought some spirit into an otherwise boring court hearing by singing an Adele-inspired apology to the judge.
Michigan native Brian Earl Taylor took everyone by surprise in an Ann Arbor courtroom when he decided to say “sorry” to his mother and his victim with a song modeled after British singer’s award-winning single “Hello.”
The police arrested the 21-year-old on Nov. 9 after finding him holding a gun to another man’s abdomen in an apartment complex stairway. Taylor was convicted for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon.
The recently surfaced footage from the Washtenaw County Trial Court shows the convict belting out his remorse while onlookers and his attorneys try to keep straight faces as if it was just another day at the courthouse.
“Hello there, your honor,” Taylor began. “I want to say I'm sorry for the things I've done and I'll try and be stronger in this life I chose, but I want you to know — that door, I closed.”
Well, as amazing as his voice sounds, he won’t be saying “hello from the outside” for quite some time since he was sentenced two years in prison for illegally carrying a concealed weapon and 18 months to 15 years for unlawful imprisonment, according to MLive.
Watch the complete, minute-long lyrical plea for forgiveness in the video above.