Nicki Minaj‘s tour manager was stabbed to death in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
De’Von Pickett, 29, who worked as the rapper’s road and tour manager, and another member of Minaj’s team were stabbed during an altercation in a bar, reports NBC 10 Philadelphia,
The other victim, 27-year-old Eric Parker, is in critical condition.
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.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 18, 2015
The news was confirmed by the rapper herself on Wednesday morning, who said her crew had been in town rehearsing for an upcoming tour with the Minaj’s rumored boyfriend, fellow emcee Meek Mill.
“My friend [De’Von Pickett] (left) died & my friend Eric Parker is in critical condition in the hospital fighting for his life,” the rapper Faboluous wrote alongside a picture of Pickett on Instagram earlier in the morning. “I am still in shock & don’t want to believe this.”
Pickett and Parker were stabbed following a bar fight at Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, reports NBC 10.
“We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all inside of this bar and that’s when an argument started,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told the station.
Some witnesses told authorities that the altercation may have had to do with a recently fired employee, something which has yet to be confirmed.