Rapper Kidd Creole was arrested early Wednesday and charged with stabbing a drunk homeless man to death in Midtown Manhattan. Creole, 57, told police he thought the man was hitting on him.

John Jolly, 55, was found on a sidewalk in Midtown just before midnight on Tuesday. Emergency responders initially thought he was passed out drunk until they noticed he was suffering from stab wounds in his chest. Jolly was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, told police he stabbed Jolly because he thought the convicted rapist was making a sexual advance toward him.

“He turned, interpreted that the guy was making an advance toward him, and one thing led to another,” a police source told CBS News.

The source said the two men began fighting and Glover “shivved him twice in the chest” with a sharp object.

Glover, who worked as a security guard and handyman, was identified through surveillance video footage.

CBS reports Jolly had a long criminal history that included convictions for sexual assault and rape.

Kidd Creole Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5

Glover is best known as an original member of the legendary rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5. The group rose to fame in the Bronx in the 1970s with the rap anthem “The Message” about the harsh reality of life in the ghetto and the prison system.

The track includes the chorus:

    Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge
    I’m trying not to lose my head
    It’s like a jungle sometimes
    It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under

 

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five is the first rap group to be inducted into award Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The group is pictured above at the 22nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007.

The Furious Five is scheduled to perform as a group for the first time since 2013 on August 20 in Philadelphia, HipHopDX reports.

Original member Raheim gave a statement to HipHopDX about Glover’s arrest.

“It’s definitely a downer,” Rahiem, pictured below, told DX.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance. We don’t really have all the information of what happened, but I would just go out on a limb and say this person he had the incident with was a homeless person, so I can only assume he maybe asked him for money, and maybe based on how he responded, he and the homeless man exchanged words. I don’t know, but that’s what it seemed based on what the Daily News reported. I believe he’s incarcerated, so I don’t think we will have an opportunity to speak with him and get his side of the story directly.”

Photos by Peter Kramer/Getty Images, Scott Gries/Getty Images





  • Please Stop The Madness

    Kidd Creole was like no Afrika Bambaataa TAH-DAY nigga! *stab stab*

    the deceased is a convicted rapist anyways. He did the streets a damn favor.

    Free Kidd! He is an old man.

  • softness1

    Damn that’s sad.. But damn Raheim look good asf.. shit.. It’s sad that Kid Creole is a handy man and security officer after his huge contribution in making rap a huge part of our culture… damn..

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Was thinking that too. He a zaddy.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Exactly! Not every man has time for you grown as$ MEN running around here acting like bishes coming on to other men or, pretending to be a REAL woman and fawking straight men.

    Too bad homie got arrested. They wouldn’t want me on the jury cause that mugfug would be hung af.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Is he related to Ice T?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol @ *stab stab*

  • ShelbyMoore

    I can’t even believe people are feeling sorry for a habitual rapist. The rapist probably got turned out in jail and decided to try and rape shatshoot instead of poosey. He probably thought he would get less time. He didn’t realize not every man out here is into men examining their rectums.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Real question! LMAO

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Said he got em twice in two quick hits to the chesticles. at least…that is how I envision it.

  • Kanyade

    Do they share the same hair stylist.

  • We Can Do This

    Just walk away!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol…also I thought I was the only one that said chesticles!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    my slow crazy niece got me saying that mess lmaooo.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    If only people would leave folks the hell alone. He told mufuggas before:

    Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge
    I’m trying not to lose my head
    It’s like a jungle sometimes
    It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Hell some guys chest look like a mix between a chest and testicles…hench chesticles

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    security guard and handyman

    Humble.
    Alpha Man.
    Verdict still out on the murder & what really happened.

  • Guess Who

    Um…..this cat was a rapist? Maybe he gave off a perverted vibe and Old Man Cajun..whatever his name is…picked up on it.

  • Bonsai

    Say it again! ?

  • Guess Who

    LMAO. They got their Dark & Lovely relax kits at the same time.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    He been warning folks straight for 35 years yo. 3-5.

  • Ni Ni

    I got to do some research on Mr. Raheim ?…

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Coy little wink

    Is that an ultra perm?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Already did it. He got a damn woman he selling jewelry with.

    https://twitter.com/Rahiem_Furious5?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  • 100milesperhour

    Judging by the Sears portrait photo of him up top in the blazer, I can see why Mr. Rapist got how-you-doing vibes.

  • Ni Ni

    Dammit ?

  • Coy little wink

    A man in a sharp suit…nothing turns me on more ???

  • Li

    Drugs?

  • Ni Ni

    I just melt when i see a man in a suit. I bet he was smelling all good too.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    So he wants to ride the NYC subway rocking his Jermaine Stewart 1985 perm while wearing bejeweled leather jackets and he’s upset that a bum makes a pass? OK.

    I’m thinking the bum didn’t have any taste. Creole has never been cute. And he looks gay himself. Those are indisputable facts.

    By the way, Raheim looks great. But creole ain’t Raheim.

    P.S., I thought Creole was battling crack addiction once upon a time?

  • Junkanoo

    What if women went around stabbing men to death for all the unwanted sexual attention they get there would hardly be any men let . Being offended by someone coming on to you doesnt give pause to kill them , this guy is incredibly insecure and unstable ,hope he dies in prison

  • Guess Who

    BAWAHAHA!

  • We Can Do This

    Just walk away!

    I”m not throwing my life away over a homeless person.

    I’m sure his life wasn’t in danger.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Oh Lawd, he thought it was Bam creeping up on him, smh …he been terched before…?
    :kona:

  • Renee26

    Interesting….that picture of his head shot is also interesting

  • Renee26

    I’m thinking the bum didn’t have any taste. Creole has never been cute. And he looks gay himself. Those are indisputable facts.

    Not one dispute from me on this one LMAO

  • Renee26

    Motions baby

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?
    We was thinking the same thing! (get out my mine) *faints*

  • Renee26

    Ok!

  • suganspice68

    Dude has a big forehead!

  • PlayerP

    So many questions…he couldn’t just do it movin? Why stop and entertain the man? What did he say to make KC that angry? Circumstances seem odd.

  • kbellaloves

    Plenty of women hit on me before but I never thought to kill them….

  • Renee26

    See how he covered it up with his fro…he should have tried bangs with his perm LMAO

  • suganspice68

    He ain’t cute

  • suganspice68

    Lol

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Heeeeey Reheim… ????

  • Tish

    lol!!!

  • Rayne

    Lmfaooo

  • Mec-One

    That’s Melle Mel brother

  • Nataliegaye

    yes it is….All those pictures are interesting…lol

  • KarmaBackAround

    Dude look gay anyway tho..im confused

  • Blue

    When your hair is laid like that… just saying

  • Ni Ni

    He’s mines Nancy…mines!!! I dont care if he’s got a woman lol.

  • SpiceGirl

    he sitting there like…that was NOT really worth it…I should have just walked away!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I’m not going to jump to conclusions. I need to know who approached whom. These days, when you get into a verbal altercation on streets, you better be prepared to use deadly force.

  • Angela Winbush

    So…Creole’s former bandmate is giving his opinion of the turn of events based on his IMAGINATION??? What type of Disney…Pixar Studios…DRY SNITCHING IS GOINGS ON??? With “Friends” like this… YOU DON’T NEED ENEMIES!!! #FACTS

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Yeah, most would be surprised, there were quite a few gay old school rappers.

    These guys the “Furious Five” dressed up just like THE DISCO GROUP “VILLAGE PEOPLE,” and came up around the same time, same era. Hanging out at notorious gay,bi, try – anything sexual, Studio 54. I think you can connect the dots from here. Africa Bambatta as well.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    The whole group battled with crack amoung other drugs. As I said in my comment above. These guys were the Black Village people. An associate of mine, read this story, he was friends with one of their early tour managers.

    He said they should have named the group “The Furious 5 Queens “

  • bella28498 .

    Gay ppl will learn. Stop with all this unsolicited flirting.

  • Blue

    Exactly.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey bew!
    Kidd is definitely an old man. I think that 1st pic is from 2007 or so.
    The pic below is how he looks now. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8944e80af91495551cacbeb453bf27f2c75ce88b8c8a7cf0b7d3576e0d4f13b5.jpg

  • mzwhang90210
  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (Innocent voice) girl all I said was ‘hey’ ?

  • Karen Brady

    Damn Kid. Sorry.

  • Karen Brady

    wrong for that but that was my first thought too :-(.

  • Karen Brady

    MISTER CEE. Still SMH at that hot mess. WTF.

  • Renee26

    Ok! The group all posing around dudes lap…hands on his thighs and the guy in the back with his hand on his hip….if this group came out in this current society everyone would be screaming they’re gay.

  • YellowSauce

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • YellowSauce

    people don’t like to hear the truth and people don’t like to tell the truth … lil duval made an honest statement about how he felt about this … and its not about “trannies ” hetero men do not want to be bobby valentined .. they will kill you over this … I’m not saying to kill someone … just respect people … that is all

  • Miany

    lol.. the stories couldn’t be further from one another he should have just said no comment.

  • Angela Winbush

    Like…who does that to their friend? No comment is ALWAYS the best comment ESPECIALLY when you don’t know what happened. Dude sounds like he wants his homie to be locked up. It’s some IGNANT folks out here!!!!

  • Dem Moore

    I know how he feels, I somethings think I should bring a gun with me to blow the brains out of men who give me unwanted attention, even though my weeding ring is clearly visible. I was chased by three giggling teenage boys around Walgreens last week. What’s yo name baby, that azz fat yep. That was one of the nicer encounters. Its gets to the point like stop nobody want you. I still would never be with a guy who is to anti gay I’d think he was the leader of the pack, maybe because a cousin who I grow up with whom I knew to be anti gay is now living with a gay man, any way I heard the man called him a fa double g ot, and that’s what caused it. I’m sure that man was not checking for him in that way but only he knows but the he came on to me defense might get you a year off life.

  • Lisa daniels

    He got a big ass forehead damn

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    That’s a 10 head once it gets to the middle of your scalp like that!

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    Damn his fo’ head big enuf fa mo eyes, a nose and a mouf.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    welp.. well have fun in prison tryin to stay a single lady lol

  • TheWildChild
  • Blue

    I’m done.

  • On the radar….

    It’s like a jungle sometimes
    makes me wonder how I
    keep from going under

  • MRiGOThim

    Raheim still looking pretty good!!!

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Silly me, people do respond to drunk homeless people. Let the court sort it out. Can’t feel his pain.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Hmmm Kidd Creole looks g*y himself bcuz I guess looks can be deceiving. ANyway RIP old man