This is such sad news.
Two members of Nicki Minaj‘s tour crew were involved in a violent stabbing early Wednesday morning that left one dead and the other critically injured.
The victims, De’Von “Day Day” Pickett, who died, and Eric Parker, were in town rehearsing for the Only rapper’s tour.
It all stemmed from a bar fight inside the Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The argument reportedly started around 2 a.m. before it moved outside and turned violent.
Police believe a 30-year-old man involved in the fight pulled out a knife and stabbed the two men.
According to Nicki, they were only there for two days before this unfortunate incident happened:
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.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 18, 2015
The rapper went on to say a few more words about the her team members on Instagram:
#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.
A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Feb 18, 2015 at 10:09am PST
Others like Rihanna and Fabolous turned to Instagram as well to express their sadness and grief for Day Day and his family.
A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Feb 18, 2015 at 10:59am PST
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!! ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å #RIPDayDay #PrayForEricParker
A photo posted by Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) on Feb 18, 2015 at 8:07am PST
This was such a tragic and senseless act of violence.
Our thoughts go out to Day Day and Eric’s families.