Second man arrested in Mike Adams stabbing a rising rap artist

Jared Wickerham

Dquay Means, a rising rap artist, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the assault of Steelers OT Mike Adams. He joins Michael C. Paranay as two of the three allegedly involved with the incident. Police are searching for the third suspect.

Dquay Means, 26, of Hazelwood, Pa, was arrested and charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and conspiracy in relation to the stabbing of Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams this weekend.

Means, also known as "Quay Meanz," appeared in the music video of Wiz Khalifa's hit single "Black and Yellow."

The song, ironically done in homage to the colors of the Pittsburgh area sports teams, was released in September, 2010, a season in which the Steelers would advance to the Super Bowl, losing to the Green Bay Packers.

Means joins Michael C. Paranay as suspects in the crime that occurred on Pittsburgh's South Side early Sunday morning. Police are looking for a third suspect.

Neither Means nor Paranay are accused of being the individual who stabbed Adams. According to the criminal complaint, Paranay punched Adams while Means pointed a gun in his face. A third suspect, as of now not in custody, is said to be the one who stabbed him.

Means, a convicted felon, is not legally permitted to own a firearm. He evaded police after a foot chase Tuesday in Pittsburgh but eventually turned himself in to authorities.

According to the Post-Gazette, Means had a budding rap career.

Means identifies as part of the Taylor Gang, a loosely knit group of people who hang out with Taylor Allderdice alumnus-turned-rapper Wiz Khalifa. He is the latest artist to sign to Wiz Khalifa's fledgling label, TGOD, which stands for Taylor Gang or Die, and was listed on the lineup in March for the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, which gains national attention each year. Nearly 12,000 people follow him on Twitter.

Police are still searching for a third suspect.


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