We hate to report when a life gets senselessly stolen. Right now, Nicki Minaj’s camp is mourning the loss of two of their own. De’Von Pickett and Eric Parker were stabbed last night during a bar confrontation in Philadelphia’s Che Bar & Grill. Parker, 27, is still in critical condition, but Pickett, 29, passed away from his injuries. They were only in town for two days to rehearse for Nicki Minaj’s tour. Nicki took to her social media accounts with a heavy heart to announce the tragedy.
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
#Rp @myfabolouslife – 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.
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Fabolous, who is friends with both Pickett and Parker, also publicized his condolences.
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 shit.. 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
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Our thoughts are with the two men and their families, and hopefully Parker makes a speedy recovery.