- Kidd Creole was arrested for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York
- Creole was a member of a hip hop group that rose to fame in the 1980s
- The victim was identified as John Jolly
Kidd Creole, one of the members of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – a hip hop group founded in the Bronx that rose to fame in the 1980s, was arrested and charged on Wednesday, August 2, over the fatal stabbing of a homeless man in New York.
The 57-year-old Creole, born Nathaniel Glover, was taken into custody before being charged on the Bronx for stabbing John Jolly.
As per the Daily Mail, John Jolly was found slumped on a sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday night with stab wounds in the chest. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Kidd Creole, who works as a handyman and security guard in the area, was identified as the culprit though surveillance video. A police source said Creole was on his way to work when he had a run-in with Jolly, who was then drunk.
“They had no prior relationship. They had words. Things got out of hand. It was some sort of diss. He turned, interpreting that the guy was making an advance toward him. One thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest,” the source said.