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"My girlfriend, the love of my fucking life...Man, I was pulling moves in the joint so this bitch could pay rent. Now, she won't answer the phone."
Dwayne Forge

Ruff Rider is the first mission given by Dwayne Forge in Grand Theft Auto IV to Niko Bellic, which involves his ex-girlfriend (Cherise) and her new man (Jayvon), a guy who apparently ratted out Dwayne and sent him to prison so many years ago. Niko agrees to help out the melancholic Dwayne by going to speak with the couple and getting his money back, which Dwayne was sending Cherise while he was in the joint.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the arcade in Chinatown
  • Execute Cherise or let her live
  • Chase Jayvon down
  • Get Dwayne's money
  • Go meet Dwayne at Cluckin' Bell



Head over to the Videogeddon arcade in Chinatown. Niko will spot Cherise and Jayvon together. When Jayvon sees Niko, he fires a Micro-SMG at him but Niko ducks just in time. Jayvon grabs a motorcycle and heads off leaving you to quickly deal with Cherise.

If your intentions are revenge, use a pistol or any weapon to execute or simply kill Cherise. If you want to let her live, ignore Cherise.

Get on the nearby motorcycle and chase Jayvon. It is possible to just head due south and cut off Jayvon at South Parkway. If Jayvon happens to fall or is knocked off his bike by any reason, he will pull out the Micro-SMG and shoot back. If Niko runs away from him for a distance, he will hijack/get in the nearest vehicle and chase back Niko. (Might a bug) If Niko outrun from Jayvon for a distance, you can found him stop and sit still in his vehicle and do nothing until be killed.

For a slightly easier chase, take a car to the mission and run back to it, rather than taking the intended motorcycle. This will allow you to simply knock Jayvon from his bike and run him over, rather than trying to control the bike and gun at once.

After finished him off and took the money, Niko will automatically phone Dwayne. Meet him at the Cluckin' Bell near Star Junction and give him the money.


Liberty Tree Newspaper

"Jayvon Simson's body was one of the many collected by coroners in Algonquin recently. It wasn't a knife or a gun or a rocket launcher that killed this man though... he was killed by video games. Witnesses report a heated argument outside Videogeddon arcade, an establishment where addicts pump quarters into computers to get their fix of horrific violence. The argument was followed by a chase on motorbikes then his grizzly murder. It is no surprise that upset community leaders are pointing to games as the cause of this death: the pattern of altercation, vehicle chase, murder, rebirth and try again is common in video games. Although Mr. Simson was a known drug user and dealer with several convictions, we are certain this case is due to polygons and pixels not parole boards."


GTA 4 - Mission 44 - Ruff Rider (1080p)08:15

GTA 4 - Mission 44 - Ruff Rider (1080p)


  • The mission name is a reference to the real-life motorcycle club Ruff Riders.
  • In Weazel News post-mission report, a civilian mentions that they were crazy "because of those violent video-games". 
  • The player does not need to use the motorcycle to chase Jayvon, they can just use a car.
  • This mission is one of several story missions which can be done after completing the main story.
  • Jayvon's clothes can change depending on how many times you replay the mission.
  • If Cherise is spared, Dwayne will say he's happy she isn't dead due to her being "just an idiot".
  • Cherise's dialogue when she's facing execution is actually hinting the player which one might be the best choice to take in The Holland Play, mentioning that Dwayne will stick to Niko for life and Playboy X will care about nothing but money.


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