MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Rapper The Kidd Creole, formerly of Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, appeared in court Thursday after being charged with the murder of a homeless man in Midtown East Tuesday night.
The 57-year-old, also known as Nathaniel Glover, was taken into custody at his home in the Bronx on Wednesday.
Police say Glover got into a street dispute with a homeless man, John Jolly, on East 44th Street at Third Avenue, just steps from Grand Central. Glover claims Jolly was hitting on him. Prosecutors say Glover became enraged, thinking Jolly hit on him, believing he was gay. During the fight, Jolly was stabbed.
It happened just steps from Abdul Farhad's pizza shop.
"Someone called the cops, someone called the ambulance, and I see a lot of blood come from here. Too much blood, this guy, like, you know," Farhad said.
The 55-year-old victim was found lying on the sidewalk, and at first, they thought he was drunk until they saw the stab wound.
Jolly was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Glover rose to some degree of prominence in the hip hop music world in the 80s, when as part Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Police say Glover currently works in the area as a security guard.
He was ordered held without bail.