Kidd Creole, a finding of Grandmaster Flash, pleads not guilty to the stabbing of a homeless man in Murray Hill early this month.
Kidd Creole, who’s real name is Nathaniel Glover, was walking in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday when he passed 55-year-old John Jolly, said police.
Police told NY Daily News, “On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at [11:52p.m.], police responded to a 911 call of a male possibly stabbed at East 44 Street and 3 Avenue within the confines of the 17 Precinct.”
Jolly said something that offended Glover, and they argued, said the police official. The fight then escalated until Glover stabbed Jolly and walked away, said New York authorities.
The stabbing resulted from an argument that got out of hand.
When police found Jolly later that day, they thought Jolly was passed out. Afterwards they noticed Jolly bleeding, they then took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jolly is a registered sex offender who was homeless. He previously served a jail sentence for sexually assaulting and attacking a woman. At the time of the incident, Jolly was staying at a shelter in the Bowery; he also had 16 prior arrest.
Kidd Creole, 57, was has held a pending arraignment on a murder charge. In 2007, Creole was arrested for possession of a gravity knife and three other arrests dating back to the 1980s.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are known for their 1982 rap song, “The Message.” The group was formed in1970s in the midst of the Bronx’s.
In 2007, the group was the first group included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jay-Z paid his respects to the groups’ special moment.
“Thirty years later rappers have become rock stars, movie stars, leaders, educators, philanthropists, even CEO’s”, said Jay-z. He continues, “None of this would have been possible without the work of these men.”