Taylor Gang Rapper Quay Meanz Arrested for Stabbing NFL Player

Taylor Gang Rapper Quay Meanz Arrested for Stabbing NFL Player

Rapper busted over violent carjacking attempt against Pittsburgh Steeler.

Published June 5, 2013

(Photo: Courtesy PITTSBURGH Police Department)

Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang affiliate Quay Meanz was arrested Monday (June 3) for allegedly stabbing Pittsburgh Steeler offensive tackle Mike Adams. Pittsburgh police said that Meanz, 26, and Michael Paranay, 25, were both taken into custody for the weekend attack.

They face attempted homicide, aggravated assault and conspiracy charges. Authorities are still searching for the third suspect.

Adams was hospitalized for stab wounds to the stomach and arm. He was leaving the Cambod-Ican Kitchen restaurant on Pittsburgh's South Side in the early hours of Saturday (June 1) morning when three men approached in a carjacking attempt. One of the men held a gun to Adams' head while another stabbed the 23-year-old athlete after he said he didn't have his keys.

According to agent Eric Metz, Adams chased the men who ran off but wasn't able to catch them. They were caught on a surveillance camera and police were able to track down Paranay because he dropped his cellphone at the scene.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is hopeful that the Adams' story will shed light on the violence taking over the city's South Side. "It goes beyond the team," Tomlin said. "I just think as members of this community we need to recognize some things going on on the South Side make it a dangerous place, particularly after hours."

Adams was released from the hospital Tuesday (June 4) and is expected to return to the field in six weeks.

Meanz, born Dquay Means, identifies himself as a member of Khalifa's Taylor Gang crew. He went to high school with the "Young Wild & Free" rapper and appeared on the Taylor Gang Over Everything 2 mixtape released in January.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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