Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Two Members of Nicki Minaj's Touring Crew Were Stabbed, One Killed, The Other is in Critical Condition

De'Von Pickett (left) died of stab wounds and Eric Parker (right)
is at a hospital in critical condition at the moment
Photo credit: Instagram
Two members of Nicki Minaj's touring crew were stabbed outside of a bar in Philadelphia on early Wednesday morning (Feb. 18), and one of the team members was killed in the incident. The two men are confirmed as De'Von "Day Day" Pickett and Eric Parker.
 
Nicki Minaj confirmed the news on her Twitter account earlier:
 
"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."
 
The rapper said both men flew into Philly for her tour rehearsals. "Another senseless act of violence took that took the life of a great guy," she posted.



 
 
Nicki reposted Fabolous' picture with this caption

According to an NBC-10 news report: "the incident began during an argument inside the Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood around 2:30 AM on Wednesday morning. The argument spilled outside, where witnesses say the two victims were stabbed several times. Police are interviewing witnesses to the murder and analyzing surveillance video of the scene." (via: Billboard)
 
Other celebrities like Rihanna, Fabolous and K. Michelle are all in shock over the news.
 
Fabolous said:
 
"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!! ๐Ÿ™ #RIPDayDay #PrayForEricParker"
 

K. Michelle posted a picture of her and Day Day:
 
"I'm in real shock. Woke up this morning to some awful news that you passed. My heart is broken. You managed my first tour ever the "Rebellious Soul Tour" You Were so supportive and excited about the growth of my career. When are we going to stop killing eachother? They don't even know they took away one of the best. You've guided so many careers. The road for many artist won't be the same. My heart hurts @daydaydoesdis Praying for your family and I know you are in a better place."
 
 

Rihanna uploaded a throwback photo of her and Day Day and said the following:
 
"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
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."
 

Rihanna posted this throwback photo of her and Day Day
who was killed last night
 
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