Grandmaster Flash Rapper Arrested Over Murder Of New York City Homeless Man

The victim was found with multiple stab wounds to his torso.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A founding member of a legendary hip-hop group has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing in New York City. According to the Associated Press, The Kidd Creole (a.k.a. Nathaniel Glover) from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in an incident involving a homeless man.

The stabbing occurred before midnight on Monday in Manhattan. The victim, 55-year-old John Jolly, was a level-2 sex offender living in a shelter. He was found with multiple stab wounds to his torso.

An NYPD spokesman tells PIX11 that Glover and the victim argued and then Glover allegedly pulled out an object and stabbed him twice in the chest and one time in the stomach. The victim was found on the sidewalk and later died in the hospital. Sources tell WNBC that Glover confessed to police but no motive has been released.

Glover has four prior arrests, including a 2007 arrest for possession of a knife. He worked security at a building near to where the victim was found. 

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five is one of hip-hop's most influential groups. Known for the seminal hit "The Message," they were the first hip-hop collective to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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