A member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s touring crew died and another was critically injured during a fight and stabbing outside a Philadelphia bar early Wednesday.
“Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. One was killed,” Minaj tweeted.
“They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour,” she continued.
Police said the fight began when a man started arguing with the victims inside the bar at about 2 a.m. The confrontation quickly escalated. The stabber pulled a knife once they got outside.
Both men were taken to the hospital by car before police arrived at the Che’ Bar and Grill, police said.
Philadelphia police identified the victims as De’Von Pickett, 29, who went by Day Day, and Eric Parker, 27.
Minaj posted a link to a TV report on the bar stabbings. “Another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. So sad,” Minaj wrote.
According to her website, Minaj’s tour begins March 16 in Europe.
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