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Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Nicki Minaj’s Crew Member



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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Jennifer Hudson Is In Fear For Her Life, Gets Order Of Protection Against Ex-Fiancé David Otunga



Jennifer Hudson has been granted a protective order against her former fiancé, David Otunga.

Apparently, after 10 years together, Jennifer and David broke-up for several months ago. However, things turned extremely sour while the pair were trying to work out a custody situation for their 8-year-old son, David Jr. According to the protection order, Jennifer claims the former wrestler exhibited “aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior toward me.” She also says, “I am now living in fear of further action David might take.”

After receiving the order of protection on Thursday, cops showed up to Hudson’s home, that she shared with David, and escorted him out.

Otunga’s attorney vehemently denies any wrongdoing on David’s behalf and claims that Jennifer is using this protection order as a ploy to get the courts to give her primary physical custody of David Jr.

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