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Nicki Minaj Crew Member Killed in Philly

Nicki Minaj at NYC fashion show

De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker

Nicki Minaj Crew Member Killed in Philly

One member of Nicki’s road crew is dead and another in serious condition after a fight outside a Philadelphia bar last night.

De’Von Pickett, 29 (leftside in photo) died from knife wounds, and Eric Parker, 27 is in hospital in serious condition.

Police said that the fight began in the Che Bar & Grill, then moved outside where the stabbing took place. Both victims were placed in a private car and rushed to the nearest hospital. Staff there notified the police of the incident.

Nicki posted these comments on her Twitter:

Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. One was killed. They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour.

these guys flew into Philly for my tour rehearsals 2 days ago and were both…

Rihanna also mourned the loss as Pickett worked for on her last tour, posting on her Instagram:

can’t believe this is true! one of the nicest, coolest, funniest people I’ve ever met and toured with! We had so much fun together!!! Sad to lose a beautiful spirit like yours #RIPDayDay

Witnesses said the suspect fled in a gray Buick LeSabre and police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.




Nicki Minaj Crew Member Killed in Philly

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