Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Killed

Nicki Minaj’s tour manager was killed, and another member of her team is critically injured, after they were both stabbed in Philadelphia yesterday in the early morning hour’s allegedly during a bar fight.


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De’Von Pickett who is 29, was Minaj’s tour manager, died after being rushed to the local hospital, meanwhile Eric Parker who is 27, still remains in critical condition.

Minaj shared the news on Twitter writing, “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.”

Scott Small who is the Chief inspector is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying, “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.” According to Small, Parker is expected to survive.


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The incident was caught on camera; however the man responsible for stabbing the two men is still at large, although he was last seen leaving in a gray Buick LeSabre.

Witnesses claimed the stabbing was about a recently fired employee. Police have not yet verified the reason behind that altercation. Minaj’s tour is scheduled to begin next month in Europe to support the release of her new album The Pinkprint.


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Rihanna along with many others paid tribute to Pickett, who had previously worked on her tour wrote, “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”.’

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Michelle Hinojosa
Michelle Hinojosa writes and reports media for Popcrunch and is an active member in the LBGT community. She is a graduate of Washington State University with degree's in Social Services, English, History and Psychology.