Rapper Kidd Creole, a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was discovered responsible Wednesday within the deadly stabbing of a homeless man.
The 62-year-old rapper, whose actual title is Nathaniel Glover, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., mentioned in a press release.
The killing occurred in 2017, when, prosecutors say, Glover fatally stabbed John Jolly, 55, with a steak knife after the 2 exchanged phrases.
Glover’s legal professional argued that Glover acted in self-defense, The Associated Press reported. Bragg advised jurors that Glover stabbed Jolly in anger as a result of he thought Jolly was hitting on him.
Glover advised The Source in a jailhouse interview final yr that he’s not an illiberal particular person and that he feared for his security.
Prosecutors mentioned on the time of Glover’s arrest that Jolly mentioned “what’s up?” as Glover handed and that there was an argument earlier than Glover stabbed him, NBC New York has reported.
Glover is scheduled to be sentenced May 4.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, together with Glover, had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
The group and its members had been hip-hop pioneers identified for the extremely influential and acclaimed “The Message,” in addition to different songs.
The Associated Press contributed.