Rap pioneer Kidd Creole charged with murder

Kidd Creole, a former member of groundbreaking hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been charged with murder, the New York Police Department told TheWrap on Thursday.

According to the department, police responded to a 911 call shortly before midnight Tuesday regarding a male possibly stabbed at East 44th St. and 3rd Ave.

Upon arrival, police observed a 55-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to the torso. The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was subsequently arrested Wednesday on a charge of murder in the second degree.

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Kidd Creole during 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Portriat of hip hop group Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, 1984. Pictured are, from left, Raheim (born Guy Williams), Kidd Creole (born Nathaniel Glover), Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler), Cowboy (born Robert Keith Wiggins), Scorpio (born Eddie Morris), and Melle Mel (right). (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Ice-T and Kidd Creole during 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 12: (L to R) Honorees Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Raheim of The Furious Five pose in the press room at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1984: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five perform onstage in circa 1984. (L-R) Broadway, Grandmaster Flash, Kidd Creole. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 12: (L to R) Honorees Kidd Creole, Melle Mel, Scorpio and Raheim of The Furious Five answer questions in the press room at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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According to the New York Daily News, Glover, 57, works as a security guard and handyman in the area where the incident occurred. Sources told the Daily News that Glover thought homeless man John Jolly, who was drunk at the time, was hitting on him.

"They had no prior relationship," one source told the Daily News. "They had words Things got out of hand. It was some sort of diss."

"He turned, interpreting that the guy was making an advance toward him," the source added. "One thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest."

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