Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Dies

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Many in the music industry are mourning the death of tour manager De’Von Pickett.

Pickett, a 29-year-old native of the Bronx, was working on Nicki Minaj’s upcoming tour when he was stabbed to death after a bar fight in early Wednesday morning. Pickett was killed outside of the Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood. He was at the bar with his friend Eric Reed, 27, and three others when around 2:35 a.m. an argument erupted between the friends and another group of men.

In his entertainment career, Pickett had worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, he was a former tour manager for K. Michelle, and worked with Justin Timberlake, Fabolous and Rihanna.

Minaj talked about the death on social media.

Said a cousin of Pickett’s: “He was a great guy. He didn’t deserve this. He set an example for a lot of guys in this industry and it’s sad to see this happen.”