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Renowned battle rapper dies days after releasing diss track over The Game and Eminem

Renowned battle rapper dies days after releasing diss track over The Game and Eminem

The 36-year-old died after being stabbed

Battle rapper Pat Stay has died after being stabbed in Nova Scotia, Canada - he was just 36.

Police have said Stay was the victim of a fatal stabbing that took place in the early hours of the morning on Sunday (September 4). 

Officers were called out to Lower Water Street in Halifax just after 12.30am. Stay was rushed to hospital but sadly passed away, CBC reports. 

Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Constable John MacLeod told the news outlet that an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be homicide, but as yet the force has no information about the circumstances leading up to the stabbing. Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward. 

Tributes have begun to pour in for Stay, with Eminem taking to social media to say: “Hiphop lost one of the best battlers of all time … RIP @patstay .. KINGS NEVER DIE!”

Posting on Twitter, a fan said: “Pat Stay was also a beautiful poet. So much more than just a Battle Rapper. An amazing musician, incredible actor, hilarious comedian. There will never be another.”

Another wrote: “The collective hearts of the battle rap community is broken today. The guy EVERYBODY loved is no longer with us. Pray for his children and his family at this difficult time. Long Live Pat Stay.”

A third said: “Probably the saddest day in the battle rap culture ever. RIP to the Canadian Legend, Giant, Goat. Pat Stay. Praying for his family, loved ones, friends and fans.”

Stay was a well-established and respected battle rapper and just two days before his death had released a new track featuring Kaleb Simmonds - titled 'Warm Up (The Game DISS)' - which has already amassed more than 238,000 views. 

The song was in response to The Game’s criticism of fellow rapper Eminem in his track 'The Black Slim Shady'. 

Stay had challenged The Game to a rap battle, but was blocked instead. 

Sharing his song, 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 y'all so here it is.”

He added: “Oh, and Game (can't 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.”

Following his death, a GoFundMe page has been set up to support his heartbroken family - it’s raised more than CA $78,000 so far. 

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Featured Image Credit: @patstay_902/Instagram

Topics: Canada, Music, Eminem