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Arrest made in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour associates

Police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder and assault charges relating to the stabbing of two of Nicki Minaj's tour personnel.

De'Von Pickett, aka Day Day, was killed in an attack outside the Che Bar & Grill in the early hours of 18 February (15) following an argument with another man inside the venue.


A second member of Minaj's road crew, Eric Parker, also sustained injuries in the incident and remains hospitalized at the city's Einstein Medical Center.


On Monday (23Feb15), detectives took Philadelphia resident Pierce Boykin, 31, into custody and charged him with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related counts.


It is not yet clear if cops are seeking other suspects.


Pickett and Parker had been in the city ahead of rehearsals for Minaj's upcoming tour with local hero, rapper Meek Mill.