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