An argument which started in a bar then expanded outside left one dead and one hospitalized. Around 2:30 a.m Wednesday morning, two members apart of Nicki Minaj’s road team were stabbed outside of Che Bar & Grill along Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood.
The victims identified as Devon Pickett, 29 and Eric Parker, 27, flew to Philadelphia in order to attend Minaj’s tour rehearsals. The men were involved in an argument which started inside the bar moving outside when a man pulled a knife, said police. Both men were stabbed several times. Pickett suffered from wounds to the torso and Parker was stabbed in his left arm and left side.
Both victims were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, were Pickett was pronounced dead. Parker is still in the hospital, but is said to be in fair condition.
Pickett, also known as “Day-Day,” who worked as a tour manager has received many shout-outs via social media by celebrities such as K.Michelle, Pusha T, and many more.
Rapper Fabolous wrote an heartfelt message on Instagram which stated, My heart is heavy right now… God opened my eyes this morning at 9:49am. For some reason at that time I woke up thinking about both of these guys. They both work with me, but I couldn’t figure out why they were in my mind at 1st wake up. Wasn’t sure if I had a dream & they were in it or just some wake up & process things type sh*t… But at 10:04 my brother hit me & told me that they both were fatally stabbed in Philly last night.
My friend @daydaydoesdis (left) died & my friend Eric Parker is in critical condition in the hospital fighting for his life. I am still in shock & don’t want to believe this. And it hurts even more knowing how good these two dudes are. How hard these guys work. And how loyal they are to whoever they are down with & each other. Please send Eric Parker your blessings & a prayer for him to pull thru. And RIP to the fallen soldier Day Day. I can’t even believe I’m saying that with your name attached to it. & I HATE this being a post!! I will miss your energy, your vibe, & you but I’ll hold on to your spirit!! #RIPDayDay #PrayForEricParker.
Minaj posted a photo to Instagram captioned, 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.
Police are still investigating the incident. No arrest have been made.