Unfortunately for 21-year-old Brian Earl Taylor, his cover of the multi-platinum record wasn’t well received by his audience. While facing Judge Darlene O’Brien and the rest of the room at his court hearing, Taylor begins to croon the lyrics, “Hello, your honor,” before delivering a full interpolation of the hit song with apologies to the judge, the victim of his crimes, and his mother.
This song and apology came a little too late as the judge denied his request for a 36-month sentence and informed him that the minimum guideline range for his crimes was 50 to 100 months.
The 21-year-old was arrested for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon when he and a few others forced a 23-year-old into a van at gunpoint and robbed him.
Take a look at the video above and be on the lookout for a possible remix or new cover from Mr. Taylor during his pretrial on March 24.