Kidd Creole was arrested earlier this August in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man in midtown Manhattan at night.
Kidd, one of the founding members of the Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five (an 80’s hip-hop group), has been in police custody since the then. He was detained in New York.
Kidd’s alleged victim was later identified as a 55-year-old man named John Jolly, who had raped a woman some years back, served time in prison, and was without shelter before he was murdered.
Jolly previously stayed in the Bowery section of lower Manhattan, media reports confirm. He was arrested about 20 times on different charges.
Passersby who saw the deceased thought he was rat-arsed but not until police arrived and discovered he had stab wounds and was bleeding. He died while receiving treatments in hospital.
A report from gossip website TMZ claimed Kidd (full names Nathaniel Glover) was identified as the murderer through a security CCTV cam in the area.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was the first rap act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re best known for the 1982 hit track The Message.