Two members of Nicki Minaj’s touring team were stabbed on Tuesday night (Feb. 17) in Philadelphia, and one has passed away.
The rapper, herself, took to Twitter to reveal the news. “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,” she wrote.
De’Von Pickett, 29, died from his wounds, while Eric Parker, 27, is recovering and is in critical condition, reports TMZ.
Both were in Philly preparing for Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint Tour.” While off work, they got into an altercation at a bar… and were stabbed.
Nicki also posted a photo of the pair on Instagram, where he expressed condolences to Pickett.
“These guys flew into Philly for my tour rehearsals 2 days ago and were both stabbed last night. #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.”
A suspect was seen feeling the scene in a gray Buick LaSabre.