The tour manager of rapper Nicki Minaj has been stabbed to death and another member of her entourage seriously injured in a bar fight.


Nicki Minaj herself confirmed the news that two members of her team were stabbed in Philadelphia, where they were preparing for a tour scheduled to start on March 16 in Stockholm.

“One was killed. They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour,” Minaj wrote on Twitter.

Police said that an apparent argument set off the fight after midnight outside a Bar and that the victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso before dying in hospital. The other man was in critical condition with stab wounds to his left arm and left side, a police statement said.

Police described the alleged assailant as a 30-year-old man with a full beard who drove away in a dark gold Buick Lesabre. While police did not identify the victims, rapper Fabolous identified the dead man as De’Von Pickett, Minaj’s tour manager, and said that the other victim was ?an associate, Eric Parker. Fabulous took to Instagram to express his shock;

“I am still in shock and don’t want to believe this. And it hurts even more knowing how good these two dudes are. How hard these guys work,”

Some witnesses told authorities that the altercation may have had to do with a recently fired employee, which has yet to be confirmed. Nicki who has been planning a one-month tour in Europe with friend, Meek Mill is currently mourning. Sad.


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