532300_800x450 Charges have been filed in connection with the stabbing death of a member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s touring group last week outside an East Mount Airy bar.

31-year-old Pierce Boykin, from the from 1300 block of East Sedgwick Avenue in Philadelphia, was arrested Monday and has been charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, and related offenses in the alleged homicide of 29-year-old De’Von Pickett.

Police say a homicide charge may be added at a later date.


(AllHipHop News) There is sad news to report from Nicki Minaj’s camp. The Young Money rapper revealed on twitter that two members of her team were stabbed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and one of the men was killed.


NBC Philadelphia is reporting an argument began at the Che Bar & Grill which eventually spilled out into the street. A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death. Another 27-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to the hospital.

“We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all inside of this bar and that’s when an argument started,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Both Nicki and Brooklyn rapper Fabolous posted photos of people they claim are the victims of the stabbing. They identified the hospitalized man as Eric and the man that died as Day Day.

Nicki posted:

#Rp @myfabolouslife – these guys flew into Philly for my tour rehearsals 2 days ago and were both stabbed last night. #RIPDAYDAY condolences to your family. Unbelievable. Eric (on the right) is recovering. Another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. So sad.


Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has offered a take on his daughter, North, making headlines this week for crying during a publicized adidas launch event in his honor.

In Yeezy’s opinion, North couldn’t contain herself over how people treat him.

Yes, baby North fussed on Kim’s bodacious lap, and seemed to annoy her neighbour Anna Wintour. When I asked Kanye backstage (glowing with a majestic diamond grill piece) why North cried, he responded, “Maybe she was just scared for her daddy. She just wanted people to stop being mean to her daddy. Because she knows that her daddy loves the world and just wants to make it a more beautiful place.” (I-D Vice)

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