HipHollywood can confirm that the man believed to have fatally stabbed Nicki Minaj’s tour manger last month has been charged with murder.
A representative from the Philadelphia Courts Criminal Division tells HipHollywood that on Tuesday, Pierce Boykin, 31, was charged with murder and attempted murder in the death of 29-year-old De’Von Pickett.
Pickett was killed on February 18 during a fight outside of the Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia. Nicki’s crew member, Eric Reed, 27, was also seriously injured.
Boykin, who was arrested on February 23, is also facing aggravated assault charges, terrorist threats, possessing an instrument of crime, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
We are told that a preliminary hearing for Pierce will be held on March 11 at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.
Following the tragic incident, Minaj posted a photo of the men on Instagram with the caption:
‘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.”
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