Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Killed in Philadelphia

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A member of Nicki Minaj’s team was stabbed to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia, while another was left in critical condition.

De’Von Pickett, 29, Minaj’s tour manager, died after being rushed to a local hospital, while Eric Parker, 27, fights for his life.

The rapper shared the news via Instagram with a photo of both men.

“These guys flew into Philly for my tour rehearsals 2 days ago and were both stabbed last night,” she wrote. “#RIPDAYDAY condolences to your family. Unbelievable. Eric (on the right) is recovering. Another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. So sad.”

Fellow rapper Fabolous also took to Instagram with a lengthy message.

My heart is heavy right now… God opened my eyes this morning at 9:49am. For some reason at that time I woke up thinking about both of these guys. They both work with me, but I couldn’t figure out why they were in my mind at 1st wake up. Wasn’t sure if I had a dream & they were in it or just some wake up & process things type shit.. But at 10:04 my brother hit me & told me that they both were fatally stabbed in Philly last night. My friend @daydaydoesdis (left) died & my friend Eric Parker is in critical condition in the hospital fighting for his life. I am still in shock & don’t want to believe this. And it hurts even more knowing how good these two dudes are. How hard these guys work. And how loyal they are to whoever they are down with & each other. Please send Eric Parker your blessings & a prayer for him to pull thru. And RIP to the fallen soldier Day Day. I can’t even believe I’m saying that with your name attached to it. & I HATE this being a post!! I will miss your energy, your vibe, & you but I’ll hold on to your spirit!! #RIPDayDay

According to NBC 10, the argument began inside Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood.

“We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all inside of this bar and that’s when an argument started,’ said Chief inspector Scott Small.

An eyewitness told investigators that the fatal dispute possibly had to do with a recently fired employee. Authorities are still working to verify that story.

The incident was caught on camera, but the man responsible for the stabbings is still at large.

More details to come as the story develops.

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(Photo Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images and Instagram)