Arrest Made in Slaying of Nicki Minaj Tour Manager
Philadelphia Police have made an arrest in the killing of a Nicki Minaj tour manager last Wednesday.
Police have charged Pierce Boykin of the Stenton section of East Mt. Airy with killing De’Von Pickett outside the Che Bar and Grill in West Oak Lane. Pickett, of The Bronx, was a well-known tour manager in the music industry and was in Philadelphia helping Minaj prepare for her upcoming tour. They were reportedly here to work with Meek Mill, who has been dating Minaj.
Boykin, 31, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and related offenses. Cops were called to the bar just after 3 a.m. last Wednesday. Police say Boykin stabbed Pickett, 29, and Eric Parker, 27, after an argument at the bar. NBC 10 reported it was over a bartender Parker was dating; Parker walked her to a car, where an argument started with a group of men. The argument may have started inside the bar.
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
Police said an arrest was “imminent” over the weekend. A $20,000 reward had been offered for information.
According to police, Parker remains in critical condition from stab wounds to his left arm and left flank.
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