Nicki Minaj Road Crew Member Killed In Deadly Stabbing
Unfortunately, the entertainment world is mourning the loss of popular tour manager De’Von “DayDay” Pickett, who was fatally stabbed outside of the Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia following an altercation.
According to NBC News, the incident began with an argument early Wednesday morning that spilled out into the streets around 2:00 a.m. Pickett’s friend, Eric Parker, was also severely injured during the incident. He sustained multiple stab wounds and remains in critical condition.
“We believe he is going to survive his injuries,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said of Parker.
“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,” Small continued.
The suspect fled the scene and according to reports, his identity remains unknown. According to rapper Nicki Minaj, both Parker and Pinkett were in Philadelphia for her tour rehearsals.
“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,” the rapper wrote on Instagram.
Fabolous also mourned Pinkett’s death on Instagram.
“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.”
We send our prayers to the Pinkett family and also, to Eric, who remains hospitalized.