Canadian rapper Pat Stay, 36, is stabbed to death days after releasing The Game diss track: Considered one of the best battle rappers
The music world is mourning the death of rapper Pat Stay.
Police say the artist was rushed to the hospital after being stabbed in the early morning hours near the waterfront Halfax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators did not name the Guilt By Association rapper as the victim, but his brother, Pete Stay, confirmed the death to CBC news.
Untimely death: Rapper Pat Stay has died at the age of 36. The artist was fatally stabbed in the early morning hours near the waterfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia Sunday
No suspect has been caught and police say they have no motive for the murder at this time.
Pat Stay was 36.
The hip hop artist became popular for his live battle raps in which two artists often freestyle as the exchange boasts, insults and wordplay.
Prescient: On Thursday, the Save Me rapper shared this photo on Instagram with a now seemingly prescient post, ‘Imagine if we treated all of our friends and loved ones as if we knew their days were numbered’
From video posted on his Instagram stories, it appears the hip hop star was in Halifax to attend the wedding of some friends who met while they were both at the rapper’s apartment.
On Saturday, September 3, Pat shared the video for his new single, ‘(The Game DISS) Pat Stay feat. Kaleb Simmonds – ‘Warm up’ on Instagram.
The song was the result of criticism The Game made against Eminem in his song The Black Slim Shady. The Back to Back artist challenged The Game to a rap battle after the 10 minute release went public, but The Game decided to block Stay rather than engage.
Battle rap: Stay was renowned for his talent as a battle rapper, an artform in which two artists often freestyle as the exchange boasts, insults and wordplay/Pictured Toronto February 2015
Challenge: Stay is seen here on stage with Real Sikh as they performed in Drake’s Till Death Do Us Part rap battle in Long Beach, CA October 2021
As he dropped the video, Stay wrote, ‘I’ve had this in the chamber for a good minute now ready to fire if Game got brave. Clearly he don’t want smoke. But this goes too hard to keep from yall so here it is.’
He then followed that up with, ‘Oh, and Game (cant tag you since you blocked me lol)… I stepped into your world so wassup? It’s all love for the sport, right?!? Let’s see if you’re really bout this rap s**t.’
Last week, the doting dad celebrated his son Calvin’s 5th birthday as he called his boy his ‘real life super hero’ on Instagram.
Tragic loss: The Save Me rapper shared this heartfelt birthday greeting for his five-year-old son, Calvin, referring to the boy as ‘My real life super hero’
The heartfelt post continued with: ‘I adore you, I admire you, you’re a child yet I still look up to you. You are everything I could have ever dreamed of in a son x1000. I am constantly in disbelief with how lucky I am and how special you are. I shed happy tears thinking about it and our special bond, often.’
On Thursday, the Save Me rapper shared a picture of himself on Instagram with a now seemingly prescient post, ‘Imagine if we treated all of our friends and loved ones as if we knew their days were numbered.’
Fans have begun going to that page to express their sadness and condolences.
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