A New York prosecutor says a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death in Manhattan after he became enraged because he thought the man believed he was gay and was hitting on him, and he feared he would be robbed, reports the AP. Rapper Kidd Creole—whose real name is Nathaniel Glover—was returned to jail without bail on Thursday after an initial appearance in a Manhattan criminal court on a second-degree murder charge. During the hearing, Assistant District Attorney Mark Dahl said Glover was heading to his job shortly before midnight Tuesday when he encountered John Jolly, who asked him: "What's up?" Dahl said Glover told him he thought Jolly was hitting on him and thought he was gay "and that infuriated him."
The prosecutor said Glover kept walking but became convinced Jolly was going to rob him when the 55-year-old man approached him in a "threatening voice and manner," saying: "All I said to you was 'What's up!'" Dahl said Glover then pulled out a steak knife that had been tied to his arm with a rubber band, leaving Jolly, a registered sex offender, with two stab wounds to the chest. Glover, meanwhile, continued to his job, washed blood off his hands and the knife in a workplace bathroom, then left after about 15 minutes, the prosecutor said, adding Glover told him he tossed the knife into a sewer grate in the Bronx. Glover's lawyer told the judge the evidence was "circumstantial" as his calm client stood alongside him. (Read more New York stories.)