Kidd Creole, the father of hip hop, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for homicide.

Kidd Creole, a founding member of the famed hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing a homeless man in Manhattan after an argument.

He was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of John Jolly, a 55-year-old man.

On an August 2017 night, tourists discovered Jolly wounded on East 44th Street near 3rd Avenue just before midnight.

According to the NYPD, he was stabbed many times in the chest with a steak knife. He was taken to Bellevue by medics, where he was pronounced dead.

Kidd Creole was seen on security footage stabbing the man. A day later, police arrested Kidd Creole at his Bronx home.

Hip hop pioneer, Kidd Creole sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter

Kidd Creole was accused of stabbing the other man after growing furious because he assumed Jolly was gay and was hitting on him, according to prosecutors.

The stabbing, according to Creole’s lawyer, was in self-defense.

In April, the 61-year-old hip-hop legend, whose true name is Nathaniel Glover, was convicted guilty of manslaughter in the 2017 death of John Jolly, a 55-year-old vagabond and sex offender.

Prosecutor Mark Dahl, who requested for an 18-year term for Glover, said:

“The defendant had carried out an indiscriminate and unjustified act of violence on one of the city’s most vulnerable populations – the homeless.”

In a statement, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr said:

“Mr. Jolly’s passing was heartbreaking for his family and friends. Every life lost to violent crime has reverberations across our community, and we will continue to work to guarantee that everyone in our borough has the sense of safety and security they deserve.”

Hip hop pioneer, Kidd Creole sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter

Glover alleged during the sentence hearing that he had been falsely accused of murder. He stated,

“I’m extremely dissatisfied with how this situation has turned out. I’ve been painted as a heartless and irrational [murder]… which is a great cry from who I am.

“I’ve been slandered, and it’s made me appear as though I’m someone who has no regret or contrition.”

“I also feel that at some point the truth of all of this will be disclosed and I will be exonerated,” Glover said, adding that he was “disappointed” at the way the proceedings progressed.

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