Hip-hop legend Kidd Creole, best known as one of the members of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was indicted this week after being arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a man to death in New York City.
According to reports, Kidd Creole (Nathaniel Glover) stabbed and killed a drunk homeless man in New York City's Midtown last Wednesday. The man, John Jolly, was a convicted sex offender and rapist, and was supposedly trying to hit on Glover. During an altercation, Glover is said to have stabbed the man twice in the chest. He later died of his injuries after being taken to a nearby hospital.
According to The Grio, Kidd Creole did not appear in court for his indictment, but it was voted on by a grand jury in his absence. His arraignment is set for August 23.
Kidd Creole and the rest of the pioneering rap group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 for their contributions to popular music. This incident may tarnish his record, but it won't take away what they did for the culture.