Rap legend Kidd Creole (right) was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a homeless man who he believed had made sexual advances.
Kidd Creole, real name Nathaniel Glover, was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday, April 6, in Manhattan Supreme Court.
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In reporting the conviction, TMZ used a photo of rapper Positive K (left) in place of Kidd’s photo.
Prosecutors say Kidd Creole, 62, stabbed John Jolly, 55, during a dispute in 2017. Creole, who was on his way to work, stabbed Jolly after he thought the vagrant had a made a pass at him.
Jolly was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Kidd Creole (2nd from right) is an original member of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five with his brother Melle Mel (2nd from left), Scorpio (left), and Raheim (right).
Positive K, born Darryl Gibson, 54, is best known for his rap hits “I’m Not Havin’ It” (featuring MC Lyte) and his 1992 hit “I Got a Man.”
The two men look distinctly different: The Kidd Creole is light skinned, while K is a few shades darker and nearly a decade younger than Kidd.
Here is the original photo taken from Getty Images’ photo archive that shows Positive K (center) posing with Melle Mel (L) and Sway (R). The photo is dated February 26, 2008.
An offended Positive K quickly pointed out TMZ’s error in a screenshot on his Instagram account, along with the caption:
“Really @tmz_tv. When did POSITIVE K become Kidd Creole? So now all Black People look alike? You all were the same ones who pronounced the late great DMX deceased days before his death. I thought this was a platform of professional journalists?! But l’m beginning to think that research on a topic, story, or article is not a requirement to intern or be employed at @tmz_tv.”