The Furious Five member is accused of murdering a man in Midtown
The Kidd Creole is a rap legend. He’s one of the few rappers who has a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, as a member of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. However, it looks like his story is about to take a sad turn.
The rapper is accused of murdering a homeless man on the street in the Midtown area of New York City. According to TMZ, Creole was arrested on August 1st after allegedly stabbing the man twice in the chest and once in the head. The homeless man — identified as John Jolly — died of his injuries later that night at Bellevue Hospital.
The altercation that led to the death of Jolly reportedly started when the man called Creole a gay slur. Authorities who spoke to TMZ said they were able to identify Creole as the assailant thanks to security footage. The same footage also revealed that it was Jolly’s provocation that started the altercation.
Creole — whose real name is Nathaniel Glover — was taken into custody by police on Wednesday morning (August 2nd). The police say that surveillance footage both identifies Glover and shows his motive for attacking Jolly.
Hall Of Famer
The Kidd Creole became one of very few hip-hop artists in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame when he was inducted as a member of the Furious Five in 2007. Along with frontman Grandmaster Flash, Creole and the group gained notoriety for rapping about the plight of the inner-city.