Nicki Minaj Roadie Dead in Philly Stabbing

2/18/2015 10:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0218_nicki_minaj_TMZA member of Nicki Minaj's team was stabbed to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia ... so says Nicki herself.

Nicki says 2 members of her crew were stabbed ... one lived. The rapper says the guys were in Philly for 2 days rehearsing for her upcoming tour with her bf Meek Mill ... who's from Philly.

The person who died was De'Von Pickett ... a stage hand for Nicki. Eric Parker survived the incident, but is in critical condition in a hospital. 


Nicki has retweeted a link to a news story about a stabbing that occurred at the Che Bar & Grill in Philly where an employee who was recently fired got in a fight that spilled outside the establishment where the stabbings occurred. The suspect fled.

Pickett posted a series of positive tweets on Tuesday, not long before his death.


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