One of the founding members of pioneering ’80s rap group Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, Kidd Creole, was charged with murder on Wednesday (Aug. 2) after police say he stabbed a homeless man twice in the chest on Tuesday night (Aug. 1). According to the New York Times, police say Creole (born Nathaniel Glover), 57, got into an argument around midnight with a 55-year-old man, who lived in a homeless shelter two miles from the scene of the crime.
The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. NYPD detectives saw Glover on surveillance camera footage near the scene and arrested the Bronx native on Wednesday, charging him with second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
According to TMZ, unnamed law enforcement sources said Glover used a small knife to stab the victim twice in the chest and once in the head after the man allegedly used a gay slur against the rapper; the site identified the victim as John Jolly.
SOURCE: Billboard, Peter Helman