In 2017, legendary hip-hop pioneer Kidd Creole of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was arrested for the murder of a homeless man. Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was taken into custody by NYPD after allegedly giving a man multiple stab wounds to the chest. Now, news surfaced noting the murder trial for Glover is now underway.
Glover’s trial started this past Friday, and the pioneer is claiming self-defense in the matter. The hip-hop pioneer was reportedly on his way to his security job around midnight on August 1, 2017, when he was approached by a man named John Jolly approached him and said “what’s up?” Creole’s lawyer—Scottie Celestin spoke to the jury and said “Ladies and gentlemen, this is New York City. It’s 12 o’clock at night. Who’s saying ‘What’s up?’ to you with good intentions? His fear for his life was reasonable.” Along with that, Creole’s lawyer argued that Jolly didn’t pass away from stab wounds, but rather he passed away from a dose of a sedative called benzodiazepine given to him at the hospital. Stay tuned for more updates.