Kidd Creole, Founding Member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Found Guilty in Fatal 2017 Stabbing of Homeless Man

Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, is arraigned in New York on Aug. 3, 2017, after he was arrested on a murder charge. (Steven Hirsch / New York Post via AP, Pool)

Rapper Kidd Creole, a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was found guilty Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man.

The 62-year-old rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., said in a statement.

The killing happened in 2017, when, prosecutors say, Glover fatally stabbed John Jolly, 55, with a steak knife after the two exchanged words.

Glover’s attorney argued that Glover acted in self-defense, The Associated Press reported. Bragg told jurors that Glover stabbed Jolly in anger because he thought Jolly was hitting on him.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Phil Helsel