One of hip-hops pioneering group members is facing jail after stabbing takes place in NYC.
Nathaniel Glover, 57, aka Kidd Creole, a founding member of the Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, has been charged with the murder of a 55-year-old homeless man in Manhattan.
Glover, who helped form the notorious band in 1976 and create lasting hits such as ‘The Message’ and ‘White Lines’, lived in the Bronx and worked as a handyman and security guard near the scene of the stabbing.
Reports are saying the star thought the homeless man, John Jolly, had been flirting with him before he attack in Midtown, Manhattan. Jolly, who served five years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 1997, was stabbed three times by Mr Glover and was pronounced dead at hospital.
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One pedestrian told the New York Daily News that there were six people, “all tourists, all trying to help him”.
Police said Glover was partially identified through CCTV and on Wednesday before he confessed to the stabbing. Although, while being filmed as the Police led him away in a blue janitorial outfit, he wouldn’t give any comment to reporters. So it remains as heresy for now as to the true events.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were made up of rappers Melle Mel, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, Rahiem, and DJ Joseph Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash, were the first hip-hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. This news has shocked members of the band, who’ve yet to comment on the event.