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Grandmaster Flash member Kidd Creole charged with stabbing homeless man in street

Kidd Creole during 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Kidd Creole during 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
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Hip hop artist Kidd Creole has been charged with stabbing a homeless man to death.

Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and rose to prominence in the 80s.

The 57-year-old was charged with the murder of 55-year-old homeless man John Jolly in Manhattan.

He reportedly thought Jolly had been flirting with him before he stabbed him.

NEW YORK - MARCH 12: (L to R) Honorees Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Raheim of The Furious Five pose in the press room at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 12: (L to R) Honorees Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Raheim of The Furious Five pose in the press room at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Passers-by called the police shortly before midnight on Tuesday and when they arrived on the scene they found the victim had sustained multiple stab wounds.

Despite several people trying to help him he was pronounced dead at hospital.

Glover was identified as the attacker on CCTV.

Police reported that Jolly had served five years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 1997.  He had been living in a shelter in the Lower East Side prior to his death.

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