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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's Kidd Creole charged with murder

The rapper faces a maximum life sentence if convicted.

NBC New York

One of the founding members of the legendary rap collective Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was charged with murder on Wednesday (August 2) after the fatal stabbing of a homeless man in New York City.

According to reports, Glover, 57, got into an altercation with a 55-year-old man, identified as John Jolly, on East 44th Street and Third Avenue, where the former rapper worked as a repairman. During this fight, it is being said that Glover used a small knife to stab Jolly, who was later found on the sidewalk. Jolly was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Reports on what led to the stabbing vary, as TMZ claim Glover stabbed the man after being called "a gay slur," while other reports note that Glover believed Jolly was hitting on him.

Glover was taken into custody in the Bronx and charged with second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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