Two Members of Nicki Minaj's Entourage Stabbed in Philadelphia, One Dead

by Antoinette Bueno 12:08 PM PST, February 18, 2015
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Nicki Minaj is currently mourning the death of one of her crew members, who just died in a stabbing during a bar fight in Philadelphia.

According to NBC 10, the stabbing occurred following an argument that began around 2 a.m. Wednesday inside Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia. The fight spilled out onto a Philadelphia street, where one man pulled out a knife, leaving one 29-year-old man dead and another 27-year-old man in the hospital with multiple stab wounds to his side. The suspect then fled the scene.

While police have yet to release the names of the victims, the two men have been identified as De'Von "DayDay" Pickett, who died from his injuries, and Eric Parker, who remains in critical condition.

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"We believe he is going to survive his injuries," Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The 32-year-old "Anaconda" rapper tweeted about the sad news on Wednesday.

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

She then re-Instagrammed a picture from "Young'n (Holla Back)" rapper Fabolous, who says the two victims also worked for him.

"My friend @daydaydoesdis (left) died & my friend Eric Parker is in critical condition in the hospital fighting for his life," he wrote. "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. ... 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!!"

Rihanna also Instagrammed a picture of Pickett, writing, "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."

She followed the post up with a "throwback" pic of the two together, writing, "#RIPDayDay."

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Nicki's "The Pinkprint Tour" is scheduled to begin next month in Sweden.

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ET talked to the rapper in November, when she talked about her darker new album, The Pinkprint.

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