Rapper Kid Creole has been convicted of first-degree murder for stabbing a homeless man to death. Creole, 62, could face up to 25 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4.
Before: Kid Creole, part of Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five, the first rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is on trial for murder in New York City.
Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, is accused of stabbing a homeless man to death in 2017. His trial began on Friday.
Radar is claiming self-defense in the case. Creole allegedly stabbed John Jolie twice in the chest with a steak knife after he got angry, because his lawyer said he thought Jolie was gay and hit him.
The stabbing occurred while Creole was on his way to maintenance in Midtown Manhattan at midnight on August 1, 2017. Jolly asked him “What’s up?” To provoke conflict. .
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is New York City. It’s twelve o’clock at night. Who’s saying ‘what’s up?’ Do you have good intentions? ” Creole’s lawyer, Scott Celestine, told the jury. “His fears for his life were justified.”
Celestine further claims that Jolly died at the hospital from a dose of benzodiazepines, not stab wounds.