Nathaniel Glover, aka The Kid Creole from the hip-hop pioneering group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, was charged late Tuesday night for the stabbing death of John Jolly, a 55 year old homeless man in Midtown Manhattan.
Glover, 57, was arrested in his Bronx home after police identified him through surveillance footage of the altercation on 44th and Third, mere blocks from Grand Central – a neighborhood where Kid Creole was working security. According to Police sources, Glover and Jolly “… had words. Things got out of hand. It was some sort of diss.” Another source said Glover thought that Jolly, a level 2 sex offender, was hitting on him. The exchange resulted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee stabbing him twice in the chest.
Kid Creole is one of the original members of The Furious Five, who along with Grandmaster Flash would become one of the culture’s biggest stars with the 1982 smash hit “The Message”: