Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Second-Degree Murder in Homeless Man Stabbing Case
Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, appeared at his arraignment at New York’s Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday (Aug. 23) to face second-degree indictment charges, stemming from an incident in which he fatally stabbed a homeless man, reports ABC News.
The 57-year-old pleaded not guilty during his hearing in front of Justice Daniel FitzGerald. Glover, a founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, allegedly stabbed John Jolly because he thought he made a pass at him after the two walked by each other. The deadly Aug. 1 encounter was captured on surveillance video as Glover was headed to his security guard job at a building near where the stabbing took place.
Glover was remanded and ordered to appear back in court on Sept. 6 for a possibly bail application and defense motions.
After the hearing, Glover's defense attorney, Patrick Watts, declined to comment on the case but said his client is doing “fine.”
Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five was founded in the South Bronx in the 1970s and rose to prominence with classic hit songs like “The Message” and "White Lines." The iconic hip-hop group broke up in the late ‘90s, and Glover became reclusive. He reportedly was living in a run-down boarding house in the Bronx at the time of the murder.