One of the members of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Kidd Creole - not to be confused with Latin/disco band Kid Creole & the Coconuts -  allegedly stabbed a homeless man to death in New York on Tuesday night.

Rolling Stone obtained the police report, which detailed the incident: "On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2352 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male possibly stabbed at East 44 Street and 3 Avenue within the confines of the 17 Precinct. Upon arrival, police observed a 55-year-old male with multiple stab wounds to the torso. EMS also responded and transported the male to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased ... The investigation is ongoing."

TMZ report that the victim, who was drunk, used a 'gay slur' which provoked the attack.

The 57-year-old Kidd Creole, real name Nathaniel Glover, was an original member of the pioneering rap group formed in New York in the 1970s and had been working as a handyman/security guard. He was due to perform with the Furious Five in Philadelphia later this month.