February 20, 2015 |
A GRUESOME double-stabbing in the shadows of a small East Germantown tavern yesterday sent shockwaves through the upper reaches of the music industry. De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, a veteran road manager who worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Britney Spears, died after being stabbed numerous times in the torso about 2:30 a.m. while brawling with another man in front of the Che Bar & Grill, on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street, police said. Pickett and a co-worker, Eric Parker, in Philly to help Minaj prepare for an upcoming tour, had visited the bar at the end of a long night on the town, choosing it because they were friends with one of the employees, a police source said last night.
January 14, 2015 |
In yesterday's column , I wrote about how Nicki Minaj was caught cuddling up with North Philly rapper Meek Mill after Friday's Wale concert at the TLA. The couple has been teasing a relationship for some time, with Mill guesting on two songs on Minaj's new album, "The Pinkprint," and throwing out the line "Baddest bitch in the game wearing my chain, I'm ready," on his new track, "The Get Back (Freestyle). " But a tipster let me know that the relationship was not just a tease.
August 9, 2015 |
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill returned to his hometown market on Thursday night at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. He was the opening act on the Pinkprint Tour, named after the 2014 album by Nicki Minaj, the Trinidad-born rhymer who is the foremost female emcee in rap, as well as his girlfriend. Mill had been having a great summer, with his strong second album Dreams Worth More Than Money taking the top spot on the Billboard chart upon its release. But then he got embroiled in a rap feud with Canadian rapper Drake, whom he has accused of not writing his own rhymes.
April 30, 2015 |
AN EAST MOUNT Airy man was held for trial yesterday on murder charges in the February stabbing death of singer Nicki Minaj's road manager and on attempted-murder charges in the wounding of another Minaj crew member. Pierce Boykin, 31, is accused of fatally stabbing De'Von Pickett, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., outside the Che Bar & Grill on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street in East Germantown about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Pickett was stabbed twice, in the heart and abdomen, Assistant District Attorney Kirk Handrich said.
May 15, 2013
EAGLES SET LIST 1. Unstoppable - TobyMac featuring Blanca from Group 1 Crew 2. On Fire - Young Dro 3. Ready 2 Go - Martin Solveig featuring Kele 4. Thunderstruck - AC/DC 5. Panama - Van Halen 6. Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother 7. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne 8. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran 9. New Day (Clean) - 50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys 10. No Way Back - Foo Fighters 11. Stronger - Kanye West 12. Black Betty - Ram Jam 13. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions 14. California Love - Tupac & Dr. Dre 15. I Found You (Bob Sinclar Remix)
April 16, 2016
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Common, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Anderson. Distributed by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 52 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (sexual content and profanity). Playing at: Area theaters.
March 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actress Megan Mullally; actor Steven Ho. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jon Hamm; White Rabbits perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Julianne Moore; Brady Barr; Chickenfoot performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Comic Joan Rivers; Nicki Minaj performs.
July 8, 2011
TOP SINGLES 1. "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock. 2. "Give Me Everything," Pitbull with Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer. 3. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 4. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Katy Perry. 5. "Super Bass," Nicki Minaj. 6. "The Edge of Glory," Lady Gaga. 7. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 8. "How To Love," Lil Wayne. 9. "Good Life," OneRepublic. 10. "Tonight Tonight," Hot Chelle Rae. TOP ALBUMS 1. "4," Beyonce.