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Rapper Kidd Creole — one of the founding members of the legendary hip-hop group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 — has been charged with murder for the stabbing of a homeless man who he thought was hitting on him in Midtown.
The 57-year-old Bronxite, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was arrested at his home in Mt. Hope on Wednesday after allegedly killing the individual on Tuesday night, according to police sources.
He had gotten into a shouting match with the man — identified as 55-year-old John Jolly, a registered sex offender — at the corner of E. 44th St. and Third Avenue before the stabbing occurred, the sources said.
After the incident, Glover apparently fled and left Jolly, who was drunk, bleeding on the sidewalk.
Cops later found him and thought he was just too intoxicated to stand, but then noticed multiple stab wounds in his chest and rushed him to Bellevue Hospital — where he was pronounced dead.
A high-ranking police source told The Post that Jolly was an ex-con who did six years on rape charges.
He’s been arrested at least three times for sexual assault, the source said.
After being found by officers, Jolly refused to cooperate with police — and even declined to ID his killer or go to the hospital.
“I guess he didn’t think he was going to die,” the source said.
According to officials, Glover works in the area of Midtown where the murder occurred as a maintenance man and security guard.
Police sources said he thought the man was coming on to him.