Man charged in stabbing of member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s tour crew

Philadelphia police said on Tuesday that they charged a suspect with the stabbing of a member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s touring crew outside a local bar last week.

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels pictured at LAX Airport

Pierce Boykin, 31, was arrested on Monday and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other offenses following the stabbing. The victim, an unidentified 27-year-old man, was taken to a hospital where he remains in critical condition, with wounds to his arm and side.

Another man, 29-year-old Devon Pickett, was fatally stabbed in the same incident outside the Che Bar and Grill in Philadelphia on Feb. 18 after an argument.

“The gentleman who is in custody is only charged with the stabbing of the male who is in critical condition,” a Philadelphia police spokeswoman said.

“It is still an active investigation,” she added. “Our homicide unit is still working the case.”

In a tweet following the stabbing, Minaj said the two men had been in the city rehearsing for her upcoming tour.

Minaj’s tour is due to start in Europe in March, according to her website. The rapper is known for numerous hit songs, including “Anaconda” and “Bang Bang.”

Share this:

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Zakaria brings new album to Mutare

21st May 2017 Staff Reporter 0

SUNGURA virtuoso, Nicholas Zakaria has embarked on a promotional tour outside Harare to market his newly-released album, “Takakomborerwa” which features his understudies, Alick Macheso and Zakaria Zakaria. This will be the first time the veteran […]

Arts & Entertainment

Queen Vee ropes in Freeman

21st May 2017 Staff Reporter 0

R‘n’b/Pop singer Vanessa “Queen Vee” Sibanda seems smitten with the dancehall flare as another new single featuring local chanter Freeman is set for release soon. By Kennedy Nyavaya Titled Stress Free, the track was produced […]

1 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Paris Jackson has split from her boyfriend - Zimbabwe Consolidated News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*