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Nicki Minaj Tour Members Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Killed

Tour manager De'Von Pickett died in the attack.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:08 p.m. ET

Posted on February 18, 2015, at 2:42 p.m. ET

A support crew member for Nicki Minaj was fatally stabbed outside a Philadelphia bar early Wednesday, in an attack that also injured his colleague.

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Tour manager De'Von Pickett, 29, was killed, according to social media posts from people who knew him. A Philadelphia police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News a person died in a fight outside the Che Bar & Grill in the city's West Oak Lane neighborhood.

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An argument inside the bar spilled out on to the street, where a man pulled out a knife, according to an NBC story that Minaj herself shared on social media.

“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 NBC.

Philadelphia police on scene of a murder outside a bar on 6300 block of Stenton. Getting details now. #nbc10

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Philadelphia police on scene of a murder outside a bar on 6300 block of Stenton. Getting details now. #nbc10

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Police told BuzzFeed News that the pair were transported in a private car to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where Pickett was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m.

His colleague Eric Parker was wounded in the attack, according to social media posts from people who knew him. Police said he suffered stab wounds to his left arm and left side.

"We believe he is going to survive his injuries," Small told NBC.

Police have made no arrests in the case.

BuzzFeed News is awaiting further information from Minaj's representatives.

On Twitter, Minaj sent her condolences to the pair's family after the "unbelievable" attack.

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.

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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.

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Pickett's final tweets were posted just yesterday, a few hours before his death.

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