The Associated Press reports:
A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was walking in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday near where he worked security and maintenance when he passed by 55-year-old John Jolly, police said.
Jolly said something that offended Glover, and they argued, said the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. The fight escalated until Glover stabbed Jolly and then walked off, authorities said.
Glover’s group was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007, the first rap group so honored.
NOTE: Kidd Creole should not be confused with August Darnell, who under the stage name Kid Creole was the creator and vocalist for numerous disco-era acts including Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Machine, and Kid Creole & The Coconuts.