The Kidd Creole of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 charged in fatal stabbing
The Kidd Creole, a rapper who was part of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, was arrested on Wednesday (8/2) for fatally stabbing a man in Midtown Manhattan the night before. The rapper, real name Nathaniel Glover, got into an altercation with a 55-year-old homeless man identified as John Jolly on the corner of 43rd and Lexington before stabbing him in the torso. After the incident, the victim walked about two blocks before collapsing. He was then taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead. From NBC4:
Glover confessed to stabbing the man, later identified as 55-year-old John Jolly. According to the senior law enforcement official, Glover told cops he thought he heard Jolly utter the slur, then the two got into each other's faces. The situation escalated and Glover ended up killing the man, the official said. The official said Glover admitted the argument just got out of hand, and police told News 4 earlier Thursday the rapper was "extremely remorseful" for what happened.
Glover is awaiting arraignment.
Kidd's recordings with the Furious Five include hip hop landmark "The Message."