Few hours ago, Eminem and Royce 5’9″ honored battle rapper Pat Stay with posts on Twitter.
The legendary battle-rapper was stabbed to death in Fairfax, Nova Scotia, yesterday. Eminem paid tribute to the late Pat Stay on social media, calling him one of the greatest of all time. While Royce highlighted his personality.
“Hip Hop lost one of the best battlers of all time. RIP Pat Stay … KINGS NEVER DIE!!” wrote Eminem on Twitter. ‘R.I.P.
Pat Stay. He was a GREAT man…” said Royce.
The stabbing occurred at 12:36 AM on the 1600 block of Lower Water Street, according to reports. Stay was then taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at just 36 years old. While Halifax Regional Police hadn’t publicly identified Stay as the victim of the stabbing, his brother, Peter, came forward to confirm his passing to CBS News.
Check the tweets below:
hiphop lost one of the best battlers of all time … RIP @patstay .. KINGS NEVER DIE‼️
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) September 5, 2022
R.I.P. @patstay … He was a GREAT man…
— Nickle (@Royceda59) September 5, 2022
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Stay, who hailed from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was best known for his talent as a master in rap battles. His 2015 win (his fourth!) in a pay-per-view battle at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto in which he defended his title in King of the Dot’s Blackout 5 against rapper Charron, sealed his place in battle rap history.
Later that year, Pat Stay joined Eminem’s reality TV show, “Road to Total Slaughter,” in which 8 battle rappers competed to co-headline a main event match-up in Slim Shady’s Total Slaughter Battle Rap League.