Rapper Kidd Creole has been charged with second-degree homicide over the deadly stabbing of a homeless man, ABC News has confirmed.
Authorities have reported that the star – who shot to fame as one of the founders of the legendary group Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five – used a steak knife to stab the victim twice in the chest and once in the head in New York City on Tuesday.
He was allegedly responding to being called a gay slur.
The 1970’s music icon had been working as a midnight security guard at a building near where the incident took place.
The victim was found on the sidewalk and later died at a local hospital.
He has been identified as 55-year-old registered sex offender John Jolly.