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Singer Nicki Minaj says two members of her tour have been stabbed in Philadelphia, one of them fatally. Minaj wrote Wednesday on Twitter that the two had flown into Philadelphia for rehearsals two days ago. Philadelphia police say two men, ages 29 and 27, were stabbed early Wednesday outside a bar.
AFP reported that police said that an apparent argument set off the fight after midnight outside the Che’ Bar & Grill and that the victim had been stabbed multiple times in the torso before dying in a hospital.
The other man was in critical condition with stab wounds to his left arm and left side, a police statement said.
The police described the alleged assailant as a 30-year-old man with a full beard who drove away in a dark gold Buick Lesabre.
While police did not identify the victims, rapper Fabolous identified the dead man as De’Von Pickett, Minaj’s tour manager, and said that the other victim was associate Eric Parker. Minaj posted a link to a TV report on the bar stabbings.
Police say a man started arguing with the victims inside the bar at about 2 a.m. and pulled a knife once they got outside. Minaj says the stabbings are “another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. “
Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
AFP contributed to this report.
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