Adele's hit single "Hello" has inspired covers of all kinds. The latest cover came from 21-year-old Brian Taylor, who was inspired to use the song in front of the judge and full courtroom as an apology for crimes he had committed.
According to Ann Arbor News, Taylor was in court for "unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon," and was one of three men who held another man at gunpoint and forced the victim into a car to complete a robbery.
Before he was sentenced for his crime, however, Taylor expressed his regrets through song.
"Hello there, your honor. 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," he sang. "And your honor, I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. To my mother, I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. To the victim, I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. Yes, your honor, I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry."
The court's judge, Darlene O'Brien, reportedly reacted to the song, saying that Taylor was "obviously a talented young man." She then sentenced Taylor to 18 months to 15 years for the unlawful imprisonment, adding to the two year sentence he received for the concealed weapons charge. Hopefully, his song and good behavior will help Taylor get out in time to work on music of his own.
(Photo: M live, Ann Harbor News)