Nicki Minaj's crew member stabbed after helping female bartender to car, says testimony

Billboard Staff



Singer-songwriter/producer Marcus Kincy testified yesterday (April 28) against Pierce Boykins, the 31-year old man who's been charged for the murder of De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, a member of Nicki Minaj's touring crew.

Two members of Minaj's touring crew, Pickett and Eric Parker, were stabbed outside Philadelphia's West Oak Lane's Che Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Pickett was killed. Parker, 27, survived but was in critical condition after the incident.

Nicki Minaj's Team Members Stabbed in Philadelphia, One Killed

In a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, April 28, Kincy said an argument occurred outside the establishment that "led to a stabbing that killed" 29-year old Pickett, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Kincy -- who was with Pickett ("a beloved technician") and others in Philly to rehearse for Minaj's spring European tour -- said Boykin's "group" became upset when Pickett made sure a female bartender made it to her car safely.

According to an earlier NBC-10 news report, the argument spilled outside where the two victims were stabbed several times.

On top of murder, Pickett is also charged for attempted murder, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and other offenses.

The defense said there's no evidence from Kincy's testimony that proves Boykins was the one that stabbed Pickett and Parker during the fight.

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"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." Minaj tweeted on Feb 18.

Fabolous also posted an Instagram photo of Pickett and Parker on which he shared his condolences to Pickett's family.

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