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Rapper Kidd Creole arraigned on murder charges

NEW YORK — Manhattan prosecutors say the founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death because he thought the man might rob him after hitting on him.

Nathaniel "The Kidd Creole" Glover Jr., left, is accused of fatally stabbing John Jolly, right, in Manhattan on Aug. 1, 2017. (PIX11/ NYS sex offender registry)

Rapper Kidd Creole — whose real name is Nathaniel Glover — was arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Manhattan criminal court on a murder charge and was returned to jail without bail. His lawyer declined comment.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Dahl says Glover, a lyricist with the pioneering rap group, told him he became infuriated when he thought John Jolly was hitting on him on a midtown street.

Dahl says Glover became convinced Jolly was going to rob him so he stabbed him with a knife.  Jolly died at a hospital after police found him bleeding on the street.

Glover, according to court documents, kept the knife attached to his forearm with rubber bands.

The lyricist  was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge.

PIX11 contributed to this report.