Hip Hop Star Patrick Wayne Stay ‘Pat Stay” Dies At 36

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(GEM RADIO) – The celebrated battle rapper, Pat Stay, is dead following a stabbing incident in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The stabbing occurred early Sunday (4th September) morning in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Although the Halifax Police have not confirmed Patrick as the victim, Pete Stay, his brother, confirmed the troubling news to CBC.

Pat Stay was Stabbed Several Times

The police said they responded to a weapon call in the 1600 block of Lower Water Street just after 12:30 a.m. When they got to the scene, the police discovered a male who had been stabbed multiple times. They rushed him to the hospital, but later, he succumbed to his injuries. He was just 36.

Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Const. John MacLeod has not released details regarding the crime but has asked anyone with information to reach out to them via 902-490-5020.

The police did not say what might have caused the stabbing or whether there were any witnesses. A probe is still being conducted. So far, no arrests have been made.

Pat Stay was from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and was well-known for free-styling during live rap battles. The rapper, who had a large social media following, dropped a new song on YouTube two days before his demise titled The Game DISS.

Diss Track

Pat Stay criticized The Game for trying to bait Eminem with “The Black Slim Shady” dis track. In his social media, Stay went ahead and wrote, “I gotta say, as a fan losangelesconfidential, it’s been hard to watch you desperately begging for @eminem attention trying to battle him. Trust me, I respect the hunger, but once you start that whole ‘, he only blew up because he’s white’ type sh*t it comes off more hater-ish than competitive.”

Pat thought The Game would retaliate and was ready for it, but it never happened. Instead, he decided to release a diss track of his own, aimed at The Game. “After I called out Game a couple weeks ago, and it views up all over the media, TMZ, etc. I hit the studio and recorded this song,” he wrote in the YouTube caption. “I’ve had in the chamber for a good minute now and wasn’t going to release it unless he fired at me, but F it; this song goes too hard to not let y’all hear it. Plus, the video is INSANE.”

The track includes quotes from rappers like Method Man, Drake, and Joe Budden, all of whom gushed about Pat’s battle rapping. Drake once said, “Pat Stay’s definitely one of, if not, the best.”

Hip-Hop Artists Remember Him

After hearing the sad news, several artists have paid tribute to Stay on Twitter.

NLE Choppa tweeted, “RIP PAT STAY, Praying for the Battle Rap Community.”

The Alchemist posted, “I can moonwalk with steel toe boots on. Rest in peace, Pat Stay. Battle Rap icon and king. If you know me, u know I always thought he was the best. I’m hurt.”

Immortal Technique also had something to say. He wrote, “Rest in Power, Pat Stay. I may not have known him as well as many other of my friends who are broken and in a lot of pain. But I met him in passing, and he was a cool down-to-earth dude.”

Eminem paid his tribute to the rapper on his Twitter post. Eminem termed him one of the greatest battlers of all time. His post said, “Hip Hop lost one of the best battlers of all time. RIP @patstay … KINGS NEVER DIE!!”

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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