Rapper Kidd Creole feared for his life when he fatally stabbed a homeless man in Midtown five years ago, his attorney claimed Friday as the embattled hip-hop pioneer’s murder trial got underway.
The 61-year-old rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, is accused of stabbing vagrant John Jolly, 55, after a verbal confrontation in Midtown in 2017 because he thought Jolly was hitting on him.
But attorney Scottie Celestin blamed Jolly’s death on a mix of alcohol and the sedative Versed, which was given to him at the hospital because he was being combative with emergency workers.
Celestin said Glover thought “the victim might harm him.”
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