A member of Nicki Minaj's team was stabbed to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia ... so says Nicki herself.
Nicki says 2 members of her crew were stabbed ... one lived. The rapper says the guys were in Philly for 2 days rehearsing for her upcoming tour with her bf Meek Mill ... who's from Philly.
The person who died was De'Von Pickett ... a stage hand for Nicki. Eric Parker survived the incident, but is in critical condition in a hospital.
Nicki has retweeted a link to a news story about a stabbing that occurred at the Che Bar & Grill in Philly where an employee who was recently fired got in a fight that spilled outside the establishment where the stabbings occurred. The suspect fled.
Pickett posted a series of positive tweets on Tuesday, not long before his death.