Nicki Minaj delivered some sad news to fans today. Two members of her road crew were involved in a fatal stabbing at a local Philadelphia restaurant.
The incident occurred last night at Che Bar & Grill when a recently fired employee caused a fight that TMZ reports spilled into the street and resulted in the stabbings of Minaj’s crew members De’Von Pickett and Eric Parker. Although the name of the suspect hasn’t been released, Pickett unfortunately passed away while Parker remains in critical condition.
We will report more as the story develops, so stay tuned.
UPDATE: Philadelphia police report that 31-year-old Pierce Boykin has been charged with attempted murder in connection to the fatal stabbing of Eric Parker, but that they haven’t charged anyone with the murder of Pickett. [NY Daily News]