You know how sometimes you pass someone on the street and maybe they mutter something that you don’t care for, so you very naturally respond by murdering them?
Then you might have trouble relating to Kidd Creole, because that’s basically what he’s accused of. And yes, he’s definitely been charged with murder.
Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover and who was once a member of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, was a pioneer of rap itself.
It wasn’t that long ago that they were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He’s clearly fallen pretty far.
According to a police report obtained by Rolling Stone, Nathaniel Glover has been arrested for the murder of a homeless man.
Here’s how it all went down, officially:
“On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at [11:52 p.m.], police responded to a 911 call of a male possibly stabbed at East 44 Street and 3 Avenue within the confines of the 17 Precinct.”
Stabbing is serious, and while a single stab wound rarely hits enough vital organs to guarantee death, a bunch of stab wounds can.
Plus, the stabbing can just cause you to bleed out.
“Upon arrival, police observed a 55-year-old male with multiple stab wounds to the torso.”
Oh, that’s so, so sad.
“EMS also responded and transported the male to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased … The investigation is ongoing.”
The investigation may be ongoing, but the police quickly identified their suspect.
Investigators used surveillance footage to identify the suspect, Kidd Creole — whose real name, again, is Nathaniel Glover.
Nathaniel was then arrested on Wednesday night.
TMZ reports a little more about what happened:
It appears that the victim, a homeless man, was intoxicated and may have used an anti-gay slur during a verbal altercation with Glover.
Glover reportedly interpreted that as an insult against him and his reputation and, despite being an adult man in his late fifties, responded by allegedly shivving the man twice in the chest.
Don’t get us wrong, slurs are terrible.
But when a drunk homeless man says something — pretty much no matter what it is — the appropriate response doesn’t involve stabbing.
If a man threatens you verbally with violence, call the police or leave (ideally both).
But unless he’s physically presenting a threat to you, that’s not a legal justification for you to end his life.
And, based on these reports, it sounds like Glover killed this man, essentially, because he hurt his feelings.
Obviously, there’s still so much that we don’t know.
And with the involvement of surveillance footage, we don’t know what sort of argument that Nathaniel Glover’s attorneys are going to make.
It could be anything from a denial that he was involved to asserting that it was justified.
We’ll just have to wait and see.