Nicki Minaj’s road manager De’Von Pickett was stabbed to death this past Tuesday night in Philidelphia. The altercation took place at Che Bar & Grill in the West Oak Lake section in the city. De’Von Pickett, 29 and Minaj’s team member Eric Parker, 27, were in town preparing for Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour.
Pickett and Parker stopped by Che Bar & Grill on Tuesday evening when a altercation occured. Both men were stabbed during the fight at the bar. Parker, who is in critical condition at the hospital, survived while Pickett did not survive. De’Von Pickett was a road manager for Nicki Minaj, Fabolous and Pusha T.
Nicki went on her Instagram to post a picture of Pickett and Parker. She wrote “#Rp @myfabolouslife – 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.”
Rapper Fabolous went on his Instagram and wrote “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.”
Minaj is now on tour while promoting her new album “The Pinkprint”, which was released last year.