A convicted Michigan felon apparently decided to burst into his own (rather bad) courtroom rendition of Adele’s “Hello” during recent sentencing, a video posted Wednesday by the MLive media group shows.
Brian Earl Taylor, 21, sang to Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien during his sentencing hearing March 10, Ann Arbor News reports. The song appears to be Adele’s hit with different words. Taylor also asked for a lower sentence, but the song did not earn him too much sympathy. Taylor was sentenced to up to 17 years in prison for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon. Police say Taylor was part of a group that forced a man into a car at gunpoint to rob him.
“Hello there, your honor,” Taylor sang. “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. And your honor I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.”
Taylor has history of criminal violations. He will also serve time for a parole violation that came after he was arrested for larceny. He is also still being tried for a different charge of stealing or retaining a financial transaction device without consent.
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