Thursday 26 April 2018

Man (31) arrested over Nicki Minaj crew stabbings

Devon Picket, who died following stabbing, and unidentified man
Pic: Nicky Minaj/Instagram
Devon Picket, who died following stabbing, and unidentified man Pic: Nicky Minaj/Instagram

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A man has been arrested in the stabbings of two members of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour, one of whom died.

Authorities say 31-year-old Pierce Boykin was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offences.

The double stabbing left 29-year-old Devon Pickett dead and a second member of Minaj's tour severely wounded.

The 27-year-old man is in critical condition.

Police say the stabbing occurred outside a bar after the victims argued with a man inside.

According to Minaj, the crew members had arrived in Philadelphia only two days earlier to rehearse for a tour.

The image and message posted onto Nicky Minaj's instagram account
The image and message posted onto Nicky Minaj's instagram account
Nicki Minaj tweeted about a knife attack on two members of her tour crew in Philadelphia
Nicki Minaj tweeted about a knife attack on two members of her tour crew in Philadelphia

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