A man has been convicted in stabbing death and murder of Nicki Minaj’s crew member outside a Philadelphia bar five years ago.
On Friday Khalifa Neely 38, was convicted of aggravated and casual assault and possession of an instrument of crime back in February 2015 in the death of De’Von Andre Pickett. He will be sentenced further on April 24.
According to the sources Pickett, 29 was preparing to go on tour as rapper Nicki Minaj’s stage manager as he was stabbed outside a bar in Germantown section of the city.
The recent charges against Neely ended in a hung jury last year. Another person 36 years old Pierce Boykin, was initially charged with the killing.
However, that charge was dropped and he was instead charged with aggravated assault after the prosecutors said more evidence pointed to Neely as the killer.
Defense attorney Anthony told the jury the fight was initiated when another man “hurled rude” comments, but he argued that the stabbings were committed by Boykin and not his client.